To the left at top of the stairs is the approach to the open-plan living zone at the other end of the home. A long, faceted wood cabinet creates interest in this through area.
The light-filled, living-dining-kitchen space is the star of the home. The kitchen has a marble island with a bevelled benchtop that provides for casual seating, while the rear cabinetry extends the use of plywood. A window splashback throws natural light onto kitchen worksurfaces.
Most arresting, though, are the room’s many links to the outdoors. Decks reach out to views to the north, east and west – so there’s always a sheltered spot despite Taranaki’s changeable weather. Plus, the deck that tucks in between the master suite and living zone has roof louvres, effectively creating an outdoor living room.
The north deck also has an angled black steel pergola that adds further architectural interest.
With all the stacker doors drawn wide open, the interiors and deck spaces merge to create an expansive indoor-outdoor living environment.
“For more fresh air and even better views guests can head up to the flat roof for a spa or to simply relax in the all-weather lounger,” says Bhaskar. “We overlaid the roof in river stones, too – stretching out in the lounger with the river stones in the foreground and sea in the distance, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d found a beachfront property in the heart of the city.”