Lockwood beach house with solid blonded timber walls, raked ceiling, large deck

Contemporary custom design and build Lockwood home with aluminium cladding, solid blonded timber walls and ceiling, mezzanine level

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This two-storey Lockwood beach house features solid blonded timber walls and ceilings. The carpet is a match for the wood.

A beautiful beach site with 360° views was a compelling drawcard for the owners of this new holiday home at Waikawa Beach north of Wellington.

But although the site was large, the building platform, on a levelled sand dune, was relatively compact, says Theo van Schoonhoven.

"We wanted a Lockwood house, for many reasons. Lockwood could give us the natural beach-bach look we wanted, and the low maintenance was a key factor. We looked at all the existing Lockwood plans, but none was entirely suitable for this building platform. So we talked with Tuohy Homes, the Lockwood franchise for the Wellington region, and decided a custom house was the best solution."

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This new Lockwood beach house was custom designed by Tuohy Homes to suit a relatively compact building platform on a levelled sand dune. Ground-floor rooms open out to a large timber deck that wraps around the house, creating a natural transition between the house and the sand dunes.

Theo van Schoonhoven says they had many discussions with the team at Tuohy Homes, and the house was designed and built to their requirements.

"It is loosely based on Tuohy Homes' former Phoenix show home we stole a few ideas from that, and made many adaptations. The powdercoated aluminium exterior will weather well in the exposed coastal environment, which is subject to salt-laden winds. For maintenance, all we do is wash the house down once a year.

"We installed many large windows to maximise the views, but we didn't want these to be overpowering, so the aluminium joinery is a slightly lighter tone to the Pottery colour of the exterior. This ensures the windows don't stand out too much."

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Lockwood solid blonded timber lines all the walls and ceilings in this house. In the bathroom, there are cubbies for linen storage.

On the inside, the owners opted for the popular blonded wood interior, which is enhanced by a vast raked ceiling over the open-plan living area. The solid timber provides a warm, natural look and is an ideal backdrop to colourful furnishings.

Other special features of the home include a mezzanine study-television area, and wider-than-average hallways.

For details, contact Tuohy Homes, Lockwood Wellington, phone (04) 233-8018. Website: www.lockwood.co.nz

Story by: Trendsideas

09 Dec, 2014

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