Taste of the tropics

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A series of linked pavilions and expansive outdoor living areas enhance the Balinese look of this country home
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View of this outdoor pavillion that has a balinese tropical resourt influence featuing steep pitched roofs, fireplace, outdoor entertainment area, paved flooring, pool, plant

It's hard to beat the sense of indulgent luxury that comes with holidaying in a tropical resort much of which can be attributed to the easy, relaxed flow between the indoors and outdoors.

Designer Mark Wilson of Masonry Design Solutions was contracted to create just such a resort-style ambience for this country property.


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View of this outdoor pavillion that has a balinese tropical resourt influence featuing steep pitched roofs, fireplace, outdoor entertainment area, paved flooring, pool, plant

"The house reflects a Balinese influence it was designed as a series of linked pavilions with steeply pitched roofs," Wilson says. "The central living area has a high volume, with the symmetrical wings being slightly smaller."

Each pavilion opens to a terraced outdoor living area, including a loggia, which is slightly elevated above a large swimming pool. The loggia features Balinese-style exposed rafters and an outdoor fireplace. Wide steps leading to the pool, and expansive coloured concrete paving, enhance the resort look.

View of this outdoor pavillion that has a backyard, cottage, elevation, estate, facade, home, house, mansion, outdoor structure, property, real estate, residential area, resort, swimming pool, villa, white, teal
View of this outdoor pavillion that has a balinese tropical resourt influence featuing steep pitched roofs, fireplace, outdoor entertainment area, paved flooring, pool, plant

Masonry Design Solutions specialises in the design and project management of both masonry homes and landscapes.

For details, contact Masonry Design Solutions, PO Box 300-252, Albany, phone (09) 448 1101, mobile 021 597 347. Or visit the company's website: www.themasonrygroup.co.nz.

Dec 14, 2006
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