The living area on the lower level of the house comprises the sitting area dining space work area and a contemporary kitchen and each area flows into the next. A nifty partition made out of tree trunks adds as a visual separation next to the small workspace that can also easily double as a breakfast nook when needed.
The lower levels of the home contain the public spaces with each one seemingly flowing into the next. Strict barriers between the rooms are done away with to promote greater interaction between the various zones and family members as well.
A smart living area a lovely kitchen with an exquisite gray island at its heart a banquette-style breakfast zone and a formal dining area are all connected with one another visually. Framed glass doors windows and partitions allow for an uninhibited flow of natural light that comes from the backyard as well as the skylight above the central staircase.
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Decor choices also reflect the intent of the architects to create a timeless space that fuses modern ergonomics with a more classic design. But it is not just the aesthetics that influenced this choice of a stripped-down industrial look as the homeowners also wanted an energy-efficient home with plenty of natural ventilation and smart green credentials.
Wood also plays a pivotal role in the curated decor choices as color is kept to a bare minimum inside the lovely escape. Of course with such a spellbinding backdrop one hardly needs any additional color to brighten the setting! The mature next to the home and the distant islands turn the into one of those picture-perfect getaways that New Zealand is renowned for across the globe.
A four-story staircase with a skylight above brings in ample natural ventilation while reclaimed wood flooring and energy- and waste-saving strategies cut down on the home’s overall carbon footprint. Plenty of natural greenery around the home along with an efficient heating and cooling system further cuts down on energy consumption.