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Architect Wellington




Situated on a compact flat site in the beachside suburb of Eastbourne, this is a Two storey, Three bedroom home with a tandem garage and workshop attached. 


Our clients wanted a comfortable and functional home with spaces that allowed them to relax and enjoy time with their children and grandchildren.  The site is situated at the end of a shared driveway nestled at the base of the hill behind. This gives a sense of privacy and seclusion which was key to the design.


At the heart of home is a large, covered outdoor courtyard that seamlessly integrates with the indoor living areas ensuring it can be enjoyed all year round.  The courtyard is accessed via a focal entry gate that acts as the main entrance to the house, instead of a traditional front door.  Low maintenance claddings largely NZ made are used in harmony to create a unique look whilst also ensuring they last the test of time.


Internally, spaces have been thoughtfully designed so rooms are multifunctional, serving different purposes and can be part of different areas of the house, or not, depending on what is required.  Key structural elements have been concealed, removing obstructions, further creating a sense of a big, open space.


A feature block wall runs through the dining and living space, creating a contrast with warm hardwood floors.  This also pulls in textural elements from the exterior, reinforcing the connection to interior spaces.  The woodburner was specified as a focal point of the living room for its lower emissions, heat retention and fuel consumption.  This is flanked by window seats (including built in storage) and large windows on either side that overlook the private courtyard and garden area.


The location of the bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor allows guests and visitors to comfortably enjoy their own space within the house.


A central, multipurpose space on the upper level, is used either as a second lounge, an additional bedroom for the grandchildren, or hobby room.

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