This latest hideawayhomes.nz addition is surrounded by native bush, with ocean views. It was all about hunkering down and keeping a low profile.
I have been busy with some more thermally efficient projects since I last posted. Here are some detail shots during construction of a SIPs panel project in the deep south. A bit of a photo timeline of the start of the project. Big reveal to come!
It was wonderful to receive a New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Architecture award last week!
This project was an addition to a stone cottage that has been in the family for generations. The new addition was to keep The Bunkhouse or stone cottage in tact as far as practical, while adding modern functional spaces.
The new addition houses 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a tea station, and a North deck over a sunroom / entry. The roof form was designed to pay homage to the the stone cottage it serves- a perfect square with a diagonal internal gutter matching the existing stone cottage roof pitch.
The stone cottage was converted into living kitchen and dining room only with a new kitchen added.
TheBuilders.co.nz did a fantastic careful job and were a pleasure to work with. I have to credit them with the detail of the retained and newly incorporated family heights measure in the sunroom.
Thank you to Ben Ruffell ruff.co.nz for the photos.
House for a Winemaker is complete and things are settling in nicely. The view from all angles is almost surreal. We are looking forward to a photo shoot in Autumn.
House for a Winemaker is taking shape. A sneaky peak after a weekend walk got me pretty excited with progress.
On the left are the living room and dining. Centre will be the kitchen with a deck to the Northern view. Bedrooms and bathrooms on the right. You can see the green treated plywood flooring already installed in one of the bathrooms. Wall frames are stacked in the foreground ready to be stood up next week.View from the kitchen.
It is always nice to see what was in my mind, take real life form. Be able to walk through the spaces, see the captured views, and feel the building. While there I had a very informative conversation with someone. She was telling about how she had come across information on options alternative to conventional medicine, and its benefits. It was a very enlightening conversation, and I will probably be considering my options differently the next time I get sick. If you would like to look into this topic further, you can Click to Find Out More.