Like any house, it needs to be a home. Streamlined, yet comforting, surrounding provide comfortable family life, yet has the WOW factor for anyone who visits, especially any potential clients.
That's a challenging balance to strike, but we believe it has been achieved. Natalia’s interior design skills have taken the well thought-out, hardworking house and turned it into a beautiful home. Concrete, timber and glass are softened with colour well used. The mostly white walls are enlivened with artworks or stunning feature wallpapers.
The site location is also worth noting.
It has a unique and spectacular position with stunning views across the ocean. Equal importance was paid to the indoor-outdoor flow.
To cope with the varied Canterbury weather and prevailing winds, the design creates a number of outdoor areas. There are a few to choose from: outdoor patio, BBQ dining area, firepit for admiring the ocean and plenty of lawn to play on, a rare occurrence on a hill.
There is space for fruit trees, and veggie patches. Level entry to and from the house with large sliding doors provide seamless access for effortless entertainment.
The brief was met and we have been able to showcase the ability to be non-reliant on mains power and water, without compromising on style, design and lifestyle.