Design Team: Jann Hurley, Damian Bell • Builders: Precision Builders • Engineers: Dodd Civil Consultants
This home was a finalist of the 2015 Resene Timber Design Awards, with views across gardens to distant farmland.
The house is intended to read as two light weight boxes, sheathed in a mix of glass, black aluminium and natural timbers, under a simple traditional post and beam farm structure.
The building, ‘H’ shaped in plan, creates a sheltered courtyard between the two pavilions, out of the prevailing southwesterly wind.
The two pavilions separate open plan living, dining and kitchen spaces from the secluded bedroom and bathroom wing, creating a delineation between the public and private spaces. Extensive decks extend the living spaces to the outside and create the boardwalk to the entry.
A timber rain screen in heart Macrocarpa clads the southern side of both pavilions. These rough sawn elements are reminiscent of vegetable bins and pallets elsewhere on the farm. These timber claddings and Vitex decks were selected for sustainability of source and naturally occurring durable properties, minimising environmental impact.