For clients who love entertaining outdoors, this home features courtyard areas positioned to provide options, whatever the prevailing wind. An evening courtyard enjoys late sun and views over Pukekohe Hill to the south west, while an easterly facing morning courtyard takes advantage of distant city and rural views. Both courtyards have direct access from the central open plan living area via large stacker sliders, with louvres for cross ventilation, and complimented by operable louvre-roof shading overhead.
Clerestory windows throughout the home add to the light and spacious feel. The bathroom and ensuite in particular benefit from high level natural light deep into the space.
Mono pitch roofs provide a deep overhang to the northern facade for summer shading, while allowing sun penetration in winter. Wings walls create some separation between the social and private parts to the extensive decking.
The cladding features sharp lines of black powder coated aluminium weatherboards contrasted with the flat plastered intergra panel and vertical cedar featured at the entry and glazed walkway to the garage.