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MODERN FAMILY HOMES Individual flair A strong aesthetic dovetails with the wealth of functionality required by a growing family Private lives This new home effectively turns its back to the street, but at the rear a light-filled pavilion opens up to a leafy alfresco living area

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A front facade of glass, Balinese stone and Alucobond creates an attractive composition in this private, expansive house by architect Mark Rietveld. To read more, turn to pages 6-13. Seamless indoor-outdoor connections are a breeze with designer furniture and accessories from Cosh Living. For more, turn to pages 74-75.

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HOLIDAY HOMES Catch the breeze With its simple, gabled form and natural, raw materials, this weekend retreat provides a modern interpretation of the traditional bach

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Framing the sky Elliptical roof and deck forms connect this holiday home to the rolling clouds and landscape

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Commanding perspective Like a treetop eyrie, this house sits high above its surroundings, providing sweeping views and a close connection with nature

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Far blue yonder This new hilltop holiday home steps back to create three fully glazed modules that expose the spectacular sea views below

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SUSTAINABLE LIVING Care for the environment is leading to an increasing awareness and wider implementation of green design principles, as this home demonstrates

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In this issue of New Home Trends we feature houses and outdoor living spaces created by notable architects and designers, in a wide range of styles. Each project has its own personality, formed in response to all these elements, and an increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable design. Whatever the interior or surrounding vista, the challenge is always how to maximise these attributes while maintaining privacy for the owners. In terms of form and function, the results vary greatly, yet each is a perfect blend of what was necessary and desired. As usual, our inspiring projects are augmented with a variety of goods and services aimed to equip you with the practical knowledge to complete your own project. We trust this issue of New Home Trends exceeds your expectations. Lastly, our Trends publications are also available as eBooks. This exponentially increases the potential audience for our featured designers and advertisers. Our readers benefit from the enhanced multimedia experience that eBooks provide, and of course, the environmental footprint of our publications is minimised. Visit our website, my.Trendsideas.com. Happy reading

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Individual flair A strong aesthetic dovetails with the wealth of functionality required by a growing family in these homes


Preceding pages: A front facade of glass, Balinese stone and Alucobond creates an attractive composition in this private, expansive house by architect Mark Rietveld. Above: The wooden frame of the portico is almost the only indication of where indoor living ends and the outdoor begins. Far right: On view from the living areas, the wine cellar is behind glass and is accessed from the larder.

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In architecture, a negative can be turned to a positive at a stroke – what starts as a need to screen out a neighbour may end in a winning addition to the residence. The profile of this long, linear two-storey home was influenced by its neighbours on both sides. Architect Mark Rietveld was asked to design the house on a strip of land running east to west. To avoid blocking sun for the southern neighbour, the house is lower on that side, with a curved roof rising to open the residence to its northern aspect the other way, says Rietveld. “However, on this sunny side of the home,

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there’s another two-storey house nearby. With close neighbours on both sides, we opted to create our own internal landscape for the house. “To achieve this, an indoor-outdoor room runs almost the length of the residence on the northern side – this looks out to a lush garden environment with pool and spa,” says Rietveld. “We defined the outdoor setting with a brick portico frame that encourages the entire area to be read as an open-air room, an extension of the indoor environment. “This portico also functions to screen the next-door neighbour from view.”


Rietveld says long sightlines were made possible by creating two small garages at either end of the property, rather than one large one. In terms of the layout, an entryway leads to a double-height living space. This in turn flows into the entertainment area that includes indoor and outdoor kitchens, living and dining areas. Behind the kitchens is a run of rooms right down the other side of the home. At the front, a guest bedroom and upstairs master suite and parents nook all look out to a mature oak tree. A family room, further bedrooms and a shared bathroom complete the upper level.

Top: The double-height living room includes mirrors in the bookcase that reflect views out to the pool and garden environment. Acoustic panels on the fireplace help reduce noise. Above: The outdoor kitchen features a pizza oven and barbecue, and is separated from the main kitchen by a glass door. This is line with the stacking sliders that can enclose the interiors in poor weather. The wood portico that frames the kitchen conceals mood lighting.

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Above: Tucked under the highest part of the curving roof, the master bedroom has an airy ambience. The architect set the bedroom to the front of the house in part to provide views of the mature oak tree. Clerestory windows help bring control over the sun’s rays in a home built with passive heating and cooling in mind. The ceiling battens are one of several proprietary elements designed by the home’s developer, Giorgi Exclusive Homes.

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“One of the most appealing aspects of the house is the way it blurs its lines of functionality. Large stacker doors open the indoors to the alfresco area and garden, making it hard to see where one space ends and another begins. “Several elements further this illusion. Four ceiling bays and pale Carrara flooring continue from inside to out, and the indoor and outdoor kitchens are separated by a transparent glass partition,” says the architect. Invisible dividing lines feature in other ways too. To avoid the need for pool fencing, Rietveld created a moat-like safety feature with

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an infinity edge. The only way to access the pool and spa is through a discreet glass door at the far end of the entertainment space. Similarly, a wine cellar that is on show to the living areas is behind a glass screen, with access via the larder. The entire ground floor area is designed to create a sense of spaciousness and openness. And this ambience continues in the master suite, where the airy bedroom connects to the master bathroom by a walk-through wardrobe. The material palette emphasises natural finishes, from the Balinese stone facade, built up by hand over six months, pebble by pebble, to


the generous use of wood and glass throughout. “This house also has a strong emphasis on sustainability,” says Rietveld. “Solar panels provide pool heating, while photovoltaic cells help power the home. Efficient hydroponic in-floor heating, grey water recycling and rain water recycling are other examples of a green agenda. “The house also includes a sophisticated automatic control system that ensures all aspects of heating and cooling – from solar penetration and blind angles to air conditioning – all work in concert to achieve maximum energy savings for the homeowners.”

Left: Half the story – the other side of the master bathroom has a matching vanity. This room continues the hotel-like feel of the main bedroom, with stone-clad walls and a tall, framed mirror. For continuity, the same wood accents feature right through the home. Hydroponic in-floor heating is just one of a raft of energy-efficient initiatives in the lifestyle residence.

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Left: Large porticos frame the garden and pool areas and block out views of the immediate neighbours. The structures also contain the garden areas visually, creating the illusion that they form a large outdoor room. A moat-like safety feature avoids the need for distracting pool fencing. Entry to the spa is from the left, between the two walls of Balinese stone. The outdoor living area is just beyond the stone facade.

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Private lives This new home effectively turns its back to the street, but at the rear a light-filled pavilion opens up to a leafy alfresco living area It’s rare to find a perfect building site in a sought-after, established neighbourhood in the city. But when you do, it can be a real treasure, which consequently requires a fitting design response. This new family home, designed by architect Paul Leuschke, takes its cue from the older character homes in the street, but adds a modern twist. “Council regulations determined the house needed to have a pitched roof and weatherboards – it needed to fit in with the surrounding properties,” Leuschke

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says. “However, we were able to provide our own interpretation of these elements.” The house, on a corner site, was designed as two linked pavilions. The first pavilion, clad in black-stained cedar weatherboards, accommodates the entry, guest suite, casual living area and garage. “Essentially, the house turns its back to the street,” says the architect. “There are These pages: Angled walls focus attention on the glazed entry, the only visible opening in the front elevation of the black-stained cedar volume.

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no windows on this south elevation, apart from the front door. And the garage door, is flush with the walls, so it appears to vanish from sight.” But the front elevation is not devoid of interest. The vertical cedar boards are a textural mix of different widths; and the walls leading to the recessed front door are angled – Leuschke says it’s a welcoming gesture that draws people into the space. The glazed entry also helps, providing tantalising glimpses right through both pavilions to the garden beyond.


Another feature of the front elevation is the modern take on a traditional dormer. The window, and other similar dormers on the north side, are framed with deepset black aluminium composite panels. “Each pavilion is also defined by an asymmetrical roof,” says the architect. “The roofs are much lower on the south side, facing the road, which maintains privacy. On the north face, they are higher, opening up to the sun and light.” The materials also mark the transition between dark and light. The front pavilion

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is in black-stained cedar, but the main living pavilion at the rear features whitepainted brick, with black trim creating a dramatic composition. “Using a half block gave us a bigger scale than using brick, says Leuschke. “It also presents a very solid, permanent building.” The area between the two pavilions forms a sheltered courtyard, which can be used by guests in the first pavilion. On the other side of the linking volume, space was created to protect a mature tree.

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“The property has several mature trees, which are classed as scheduled trees that must be protected,” says Leuschke. “The drip line for one of these huge old trees is in the open space between the two pavilions – this was a key reason to split the house into the two volumes.” Because one side boundary is angled, there was more space towards the rear of the property. This meant the second pavilion could be larger, and there was plenty of space for a generous lawn and outdoor entertaining area.


Facing page, top, left and far left: The house, on a corner site in a prestigious neighbourhood, is comprised of two linked pavilions. The main living room and a guest suite in the first pavilion open out to a Zen-like courtyard between the two volumes. Facing page lower and above: With sliding stacker doors on two sides, the living area is light and airy. The owners followed the monochromatic palette of the exterior on the inside, but introduced pops of colour in the accessories. The living room has a gas fireplace with a mirrored back, and a textural black wood surround to match the exterior.

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Facing page: Visual continuity is also provided by the kitchen cabinetry, which features vertical black-painted timber in random widths. Similarly, there are white-painted boards on the perimeter walls. A separate pantry is provided to the left of the bank of ovens. Left and top: Uneven American oak balustrades contrast the darker wood elements. These also match a fence and gate at one side of the house. Above: The same light wood stain was used in the master bathroom, which has lighting beneath the mirror and the cantilevered vanity unit.

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Previous pages, above and facing page: Blackframed dormer windows on this modern house are a nod to tradition. With its large, canopied alfresco dining and seating area, the house is well suited to entertaining. The canopy has louvres for sun and rain protection. Far right: This more formal living space serves as an adults’ retreat. As with all the living areas, it opens up to the north-facing outdoor living area. The outdoor fireplace doubles as a barbecue oven. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel

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“Stacker sliders open up all the living areas on the ground floor,” says Leuschke. “This elevation also has an inverted V shape on the lower level, much like the front of the house, which prevents it from looking too bland. And it creates shelter and shade for the living areas. “Like most families today, the owners wanted to be able to entertain and relax outdoors. So we added an alfresco diningseating area, with a fireplace and barbecue. Louvres in the fixed canopy can be opened or closed to suit the conditions.”

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The black and white palette continues on the interior – the kitchen cabinets feature black-painted boards in varying widths, which mimic the exterior cladding. A white version can be see above the rangehood and on cabinets around the ovens. “The American oak stair balustrades are also random widths, but these have a light stain, for a point of difference.” save | share | images Search 43265 at my.trendsideas.com


Architect: Paul Leuschke, Leuschke Kahn Architects (Auckland) Builder: Walsh Builders Kitchen manufacturer: Kitchen Top Landscape designer: Dennis Chua and owner Cladding: Cedar weatherboards, concrete half-blocs Roofing: ColorSteel Flooring: American oak from Timber Solution Paints and varnishes: Resene Entry chandelier: Katie Brown Fireplace: Living Flame Skylights: Velux Door and window hardware: Ascot Aluminium Louvres: Kudos Aluminium Louvres

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Catch the breeze With its simple, gabled form and natural, raw materials, this weekend retreat provides a modern interpretation of the traditional New Zealand bach


Preceding pages, top and above: This new holiday home, designed by owner-architect Regan Johnston, is modelled on the traditional bach vernacular that defines most of the houses in the small fishing community. Taking a contemporary architectural approach, Johnston introduced a fully glazed end to a simple gable form, and opened out the living area on the north side. The cedar weatherboard exterior will be left to develop a weathered patina over time.

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For many New Zealanders growing up, the most memorable summer holidays were those spent lazing away the days in a tiny cottage by the sea, more commonly known as the bach, or if you lived down south, the crib. These traditional buildings were defined by their DIY construction, their recycled materials – and furniture – and a lack of amenities, which was all part of the charm. This back-to-basics architectural heritage has helped influence the design of architect Regan Johnston’s own family retreat, which puts a modern spin on the traditional bach.

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Johnston says the small fishing community, near the mouth of the Taieri River, was one of the first settlements to be established in Otago – Moturata Island opposite was the base for a whaling station in the 1800s. “The area remains largely unspoiled by development. Many of the original fishing cottages and summer baches are still in use, and they are clearly a product of their environment. Their form and scale has been influenced by function and affordability – many reflect a DIY approach. They have been added onto over the years, with many recycled materials in use.”


Johnston says his own family bach is a response to these influences. Like those original cottages it is also an exercise in affordability, and it has been designed so the structure can adapt and grow over time according to the needs of the family and future generations. The house has a simple gable form with a fully glazed end that soars to create a double height volume. The ground floor is comprised of an open-plan living area, which opens out to a timber deck on the north side, and a bathroom. A mezzanine level with large skylights accommodates two bedrooms.

“The gable form creates a very economical building envelope, with a footprint of just 55m2,” says the architect. “It meant the house could be built in eight weeks. It also created a spacious living area – the double-height volume dramatically increases the apparent size and quality of the space. It also provides views over Moturata Island and across the coast to the lights of Dunedin, from both levels.” Natural materials feature throughout the house, including cedar wood cladding, pine plywood interior walls and recycled heart rimu wood flooring.

Above: Steel cross bracing provides structural support to the glazed end of the house. The glazing and the double-height volume created by the gable provide a very light and airy living space that seems larger than the 55m2 footprint would indicate. Following pages: The interior is lined with pine plywood, which has also been left to age naturally. It is only sealed in areas that are moisture sensitive. A recessed area in the plywood adds depth and interest.

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Architect: Regan Johnston NZIA, Mason & Wales Architects (Dunedin) Builder: JJ Oskam Builders Kitchen manufacturer: Gary Turner, Stevenson and Williams Cladding: Cedar from Herman Pacific Doors and windows: Ellison’s Aluminium Fireplace: Warmington Studio Lighting: Inlite Flooring: Reclaimed rimu, oiled Audiovisual equipment: Bowers & Wilkins speakers, Selectrix Wanaka Wall linings: Pine plywood Cabinetry: Lacquered MDF Benchtop: Caesarstone Oven: Fisher & Paykel, available from Kitchen Things Bath: VCBC from Plumbing World Basin: Duravit from Plumbing World Award: Supreme Winner First Equal, NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2014 Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel

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Top right: Tucked under the eaves, this mezzanine bedroom is a cosy, inviting space, with views across the dunes to the sea. Above right: Back to basics – the bathroom also takes its cue from traditional baches in the beachside community. The steel rail for the shower curtain is suspended from the beams, and the sink sits on a simple wood shelf.

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“These materials have been left to develop a weathered patina over time,” says Johnston. “The rimu floor was simply oiled, and the plywood sealed only in moisture sensitive areas.” The architect says the plywood provides structural support and bracing, with plywood box beams avoiding the need for any steel work, except for the gable end cross braces. Because the bach is used intermittently, energy requirements have been considered accordingly. The ceilings and walls are heavily insulated, and heating is provided by a wood stove, supplemented by a heat pump.

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“With its internal flue, the stove creates so much heat it can be like a sauna inside the house, even on the coldest days,” Johnston says. “The house also benefits from solar gain in winter.” Gas is used to heat hot water on demand, and also for cooking. And like the traditional baches in the area, rainwater is captured from the roof and stored for use inside. Johnston says provision has been made for a second wing to be added to the house in the future. This could be positioned at right angles to the existing structure, or placed parallel, with a separate linking volume.


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Framing the sky Elliptical roof and deck forms connect this holiday home to the rolling clouds and landscape When you live in the city and decide to build a holiday home in the mountains, you have an opportunity to enjoy a change of architecture as well as a change of scenery. And that is just what the owners of this sculptural getaway home asked for when they approached architect Thom Craig . The owners wanted a modern design for their Wanaka retreat, which they intended to retire to live in the future, says Craig. “The design of this house is very much a response to its surroundings. Set between two nearby properties, it has a long, slender

L-shaped form. The right-of-way leading up to the house, and the way the structure responds to the scenery and neighbours were formative considerations. “From the parking platform, you cross the main decking before entering the home. Both decks are in the same elliptical form. Views from the main deck look to a similarly shaped headland on Lake Wanaka. Visually, this is like stepping from island to island to island. “And a cantilevered element on this side of the house and the roof above it have curved bites taken out of them, that echo the ellipses.”

Facing page: This spacious holiday home by architect Thom Craig has an articulated exterior form that opens the interiors to the scenery but brings privacy from neighbours. Black zinc cladding folds up and over to form the roof plane. Above: Elliptical decks, overhangs and roof forms echo the land and encourage the eye to look up – connecting the house to the sky and cloud formations above.

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These horizontal and vertical connections encourage the eye to read the house as part of the land and connect to and frame the banks of rolling clouds often seen in this alpine setting. “The house is a fairly simple form under its sculptural roof, which blurs the edges of the base build and adds a sense of size and presence,” says the architect. “The black zinc cladding folds over to form the roof plane and the walls are articulated to angle windows towards views and away from adjacent properties. White plaster panel inserts in the metal add interest and contribute to a palette that has empathy

with the surrounding mountainous landscape.” A double-height atrium at the juncture of the L shape forms the entrance to the home. Large windows show off the exterior curves, a reminder of the connections to land and sky. Craig says this central volume sets up a dramatic welcome and enhances the intimate feel of the single-level adjoining spaces. Meeting the owners’ brief, the interiors present versatile living options. The main openplan living area and master suite are at ground level, with more bedrooms and a second living space located on the level above.

Facing page: The double-height atrium provides a dramatic point of entry. Large windows allow glimpses out to the architectural curves that give the building its personality. Above: Large sliders pull back to make the interiors and exteriors one. Cross ventilation is an integral aspect of the home’s heating and cooling, as are clerestory windows and roof overhangs.

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Above: The designer kitchen, by Ingrid Geldof, captures the spirit of the house with its cantilevered forms and curves repeated in the kitchen’s overhanging ceiling and curved island front. Dark-stained oak cabinetry and a white benchtop and base on the island echo the black and white exterior colour scheme.

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“Designing a house outside the conventions of living downstairs and private spaces upstairs not only future proofs the home for when you don’t want to climb the stairs, it also opens up outlooks. With an elevated second living room, we were able to capture 360° views all the way around the home.” The open living areas and kitchen are laid out so the chef can cook and enjoy the scenery at the same time. “Kitchen designer Ingrid Geldof created the modern kitchen, which continues the black and white colour scheme,” says Craig. “All too

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often a great kitchen is introduced into a home without establishing a direct relationship with its environment. Here, the cantilevered kitchen ceiling directly echoes the exterior overhangs, and the curves of the roof forms and decks are echoed on the front of the island.” “This holiday house connects to its setting in practical ways, too,” says Craig. “The narrow footprint is ideal for efficient cross ventilation, and the overhangs help mitigate the heat of the midday sun. Indoors, the concrete floors work well with the two-tone surfaces and are easy to maintain and keep clean.”


Above: While the house has subtle connections to the land and sky, it is also intended to connect with adjoining properties, at least in terms of the palette. The house next door also has dark cladding with white trim, for example. Plantings rather than fences delineate property lines fort an organic, flowing environment. Left: With sliding doors pulled back, the lake and mountains and the interior become one.

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Architect and interior designer: Thom Craig BArch, Thom Craig Architects (Christchurch) Kitchen designer: Ingrid Geldof, Ingrid Geldof Design Builder: Nigel Lock Builders Kitchen manufacturer: Masterwood Joinery Roof: Black zinc Cladding: Black zinc, white plaster Flooring: Polished concrete, salt and pepper pattern,incorporating local stone, by Firth Wall coverings: Resene Black White Lighting: Accent Lighting Furniture: McKenzie and Willis Kitchen cabinetry: Smoked oak crown-cut timber Benchtops: Caesarstone, stainless steel Splashback: Low-iron toughened glass Taps: Vola from Oakleys Ovens: Miele, available from Kitchen Things Spa: Spa One Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Jamie Cobel

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Above: Innovative decking allows the spa pool to be quickly concealed from sight. Everything about the holiday house is designed for ease of use. Right: White panels are set back into the black, raised-seam cladding creating interesting shadowplays. The decking is intended to weather naturally over time, merging with the tawny landscape.

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Commanding perspective Like a treetop eyrie, this house sits high above the surrounding landscape, providing sweeping views and a close connection with nature

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Architecture that is a response to the immediate surroundings always resonates more strongly than a design that appears to have popped out of nowhere. This new house in a Queensland beachside township was influenced by the natural beauty of the location, says architect Dan Sparks. “The site enjoys views down the length of the coast to the east, but to the west it overlooks the boxy, built forms of other beach houses, so the architecture references both these aspects.

Above: The curved forms of this new beach house mimic the undulating topography of the natural environment. With the living area slightly elevated above the deck, there are uninterrupted views of the coastline from inside. Left: Raked timber battens wrap a circular lookout tower on one side of the house. A second tower element has horizontal battens and a rectilinear shape that references the more boxy built form of the beach houses behind.

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“Essentially, the house has a duality, – it forms a dialogue between the two. A rectilinear circulation spine and stair tower address the built environment to the west, while sweeping roof forms and decks play off the natural environment and the curves of the dunes.” The house comprises two main pods, one accommodating the living areas and several bedrooms, and the other housing the master suite. Bridges link rooms on different levels, with one bridge leading to the top of a circular lookout tower.

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Sparks says the dimensions of the site determined a north-south axis, which meant all spaces could enjoy the view to the east. “However, the nature of the site offered a far richer experience than simply the big ocean view,” the architect says. “The house provides a series of viewing platforms, stretched along the length of the site and stacked through the various layers of vegetation. “The lower levels very much engage with the undercroft of the banksias and

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melaleucas, and the wildlife of the pond. As you move up through the building the experience changes. At the middle level you look through the tree canopy; on the upper level you look over it to the ocean; and finally, when you reach the lookout nest, you can see the entire coastline.” The expansive use of glass, including clerestories, maximises these outlooks. “The curved roofs sweep up, echoing the rise and fall of the vegetation, and the walls beneath these roofs are glazed, as are the roofs of the tower elements.”


Above: Ceilings and glazed walls follow the sweeping curve of the roof. The glazing makes the roof elements appear to float above the house and allows plenty of natural light to flood the interior. It also ensures the view can be glimpsed from all parts of the house. The dining room table and built-in entertainment unit were made from recycled Queensland beech, salvaged from another rural property belonging to the owners. Left and following pages: There are also glazed walls behind the display shelving in the kitchen. The mezzanine level at the rear of the living space accommodates a study.

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Light from the frosted glass roofs floods the stairwells, penetrating all floors, including the kitchen, which has a glazed wall behind the display cabinets. Sparks says the living spaces have an intimacy and warmth that may be unexpected, due to the large size of the house. “Contrary to the dynamic form, the interior is very relaxed and casual. With the bridges and lookout tower it even has a playful feel, and is reminiscent of a treehouse. Recycled materials reinforce the look.”

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Sparks says there are also many nooks and daybeds – places where the family can sit and enjoy the view. Even the railing on the main deck off the living room is wide enough to serve as a breakfast bar. The balustrade slopes away so chairs can be tucked beneath the bar. Consideration for the view determined the height of the living room platform as well. This is elevated above the deck so the views are not obstructed by the railing. Key architectural elements also inform the viewing experience. For example,

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timber battens that wrap the circular tower in a raked pattern drop down below the bottom of the walls to define a seating area on the deck. And the low sweep of the roof frames key aspects. Unusually for Queensland, the house has no air conditioning. Instead, the interior is cross ventilated, with the two stairwells serving as thermal chimneys. “Air is pulled through the house from the wide-open doors and sucked out through smaller louvre windows at the top of the stairs,” says Sparks. “It’s very easy to


trim the house to suit the wind direction, simply by opening or closing doors and windows. Even the bedrooms can be vented into the stairwells. The shape of the roof also helps to keep the interior cool – hot air hits the roof and accelerates up the curve and away over the top, which enhances the pull of cross ventilation through the thermal chimneys.� save | share Search 43077 at my.trendsideas.com

Architect: Dan Sparks, Sparks Architects (Peregian Beach, Qld) Builder: Altum Constructions Cladding: Fibrecement sheet Roofing: Lysaght Custom Orb in Colorbond steel Flooring: Messmate from Queensland Timber Flooring Fireplace: EcoSmart Speakers: Bose Kitchen cabinets: Hardwood veneer Benchtops: Messmate timber; stainless steel Splashback: Backpainted glass Kitchen appliances: Miele, available from Kitchen Things

Above: Bridging elements link different parts of the house. This deck is off a bridge between the main living area and the master suite. A large built-in day bed can be enjoyed as a lounging area. Alternatively, the seating can be flipped to create bench seating for the outdoor table. Louvre windows help to cross ventilate the house, which does not have air conditioning. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Scott Burrows

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Far blue yonder This new hilltop holiday home steps back to create three fully glazed modules that expose the spectacular sea views below


Escaping the city for a holiday home on the coast involves a complete change of lifestyle. The days take on their own shape as the family settles into a lazy routine that may or may not involve entertaining, boating, swimming or hiking. Either way, it will certainly be all about relaxation. Holiday homes need to encourage such a lifestyle. It helps if they are low maintenance, and they work best when there’s a social hub where everyone can hang out together, and enjoy the views and sunshine. And, for most families, a

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holiday home needs to be designed and built in a cost-effective manner. All these elements came into play with this Akaroa house, designed by David Hill of Wilson and Hill Architect and built by James Mackay Builders. Hill says the owners wanted their holiday home to be informal, and built from simple materials. The architect says it was also important to minimise the footprint, even though the site is large. “A Coastal Protection Zone boundary runs right through the site, which limited

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where we could build. The owners also wanted the house to be at the top of the site, which would provide the easiest access and the best views. As a result, the actual building platform was quite small, so the footprint of the house is not large.” To maximise the spectacular views, Hill created a series of three glazed, double-height modules that step back along the ridge. These are capped with a twisted, pitched roof that follows the angle of the building, creating a sheltering overhang between each module.


“The house has quite a simple form, with the double storey helping to minimise the footprint,” the architect says. “The stepped modules break up the mass of the building on the south side. And the design provides glazed corners that open up the interior to the view and the morning sun – the view is much more expansive than it would have been without these.” Hill indented the two ends of the house, so they form a V shape that also helps to break up the mass, visually. In addition, the V creates bay window areas

and alcoves that the owners can decorate and furnish as more intimate spaces. The front door opens directly into the large, open-plan family living area and kitchen, which in turn lead to a living area. Because this level is essentially one room deep, it benefits from both the sun coming in through full-height windows on the north side, and the views through the floor-to-ceiling glazing to the south. “The property is quite far from the city, so we tried to limit the number of trades we had working on site,” says Hill.

Preceding pages and above: This new holiday home on a high hill above the sea incorporates three glazed modules. These step back along the ridgeline to maximise the view through the front and the corners of each glazed element. Designed by architect David Hill, the house also features a twisted, pitched roof that creates sheltering overhangs between each module. Facing page, top and lower: The two-storey house has a relatively small footprint. Because it is exposed to the full strength of the southerly winds coming up the bay, it has been designed to cope with high wind loadings and driving rain.

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“Wherever possible, we ensured finishes and services could be provided by the building company that was already on site. For example, there is no ceramic tiling anywhere in the house. For this reason also, the entire floor features stained pinus radiata plywood, and this is replicated in the ceilings. Together these surfaces provide a lot of visual warmth.” To differentiate the kitchen joinery, the cabinetry, which is also plywood, was stained in a dark brown shade. This helps to anchor the kitchen in the overall space.

“It’s a very simple little kitchen, designed on symmetrical lines, with a long island-style peninsula providing plenty of bench space for food preparation and serving,” says Hill. Built-in shelving units in both the family room and the living area also feature dark-stained plywood, which makes a strong contrast to the white walls behind. And the raised hearth is clad in black stone slabs. Bright colour accents of teal blue and yellow appear in the upholstered furniture and cushions.

Facing page: Sliding stacker doors open up the family room to a timber deck that is cantilevered out towards the view. Rainwater tanks are stored beneath the deck. The rainwater supplements the mains supply and is used for garden irrigation. Above: Floors and ceilings feature pinus radiata plywood with a natural stain that provides plenty of visual warmth. The owners opted for a Mid-century Modern furniture style, with colour introduced through the furnishings.

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Left: The front door opens directly into the family living area. Although the view is to the south, sun can penetrate the living areas from windows on the north side – several of these are full height. Top: To provide a distinctive contrast to the light plywood, the kitchen cabinetry features plywood stained in a rich brown shade. Above: Room with a view – even the dining area is positioned to maximise the spectacular view.

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Above: The living room, which functions as an adults’ retreat, is on the west side of the house. The inverted V shape of the west wall gives the room a dynamic feel. Facing page, top: On the upper level, the plywood ceilings follow the rake of the roof, creating a sense of intimacy. Facing page, lower left and right: White painted walls contrast with the timber ceilings, bringing a sculptural quality to the interior. The master bathroom features a large soaking tub positioned to maximise the view.

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A plywood staircase leads to three bedrooms on the upper level – a master suite at one end, and two bunkrooms. Obscure glass panels wrap around the bottom of windows on this floor, providing privacy, yet not obstructing the views – the bathtub in the master suite has one of the best views. The bathroom floors are lined with a textural, orange vinyl tile chosen by the client. This introduces a welcome punch of colour to the otherwise neutral palette. As with any holiday home, much of

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the living happens outdoors. Large sliding stacker doors open up the family and living rooms to a timber deck that is cantilevered out from the hill towards the view. But this side of the house is also exposed to the worst of the southerly storms that can hit the bay. “To provide a more sheltered spot, we introduced a courtyard on the northeast side of the house,” says Hill. “This is dug into the ground a little, for added protection from the wind.”


Architect: David Hill, Wilson and Hill Architects (Christchurch) Builder: James Mackay Builders Kitchen manufacturer: General Joinery Cladding: Western red cedar Roofing: Colorsteel Maxx corrugated profile Flooring: Pinus radiata plywood Paints and varnishes: Resene; Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus Woodstain on exterior Lighting: Accent Lighting Heating system: Daikin heat pump by Hartnell Coolheat Doors and windows: APL Vantage by Alutech Door and window hardware: Icon

Fireplace: Firenzo Contessa Urban log burner Kitchen cabinets: Stained plywood Benchtops: Formica laminate Splashback: Backpainted glass Sink: Riva by Mercer Taps: Paffoni Stick SK180 by Mico Oven: Westinghouse Cooktop: Electrolux Refrigeration: Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher: Asko, available at Kitchen Things Bathroom vanity: Custom design by Wilson and Hill Architects; fabricated by General Joinery Basin: Basin Box Taps: Paffoni Stick SK071

Shower fittings: Stick mixer; Kiri slide shower Shower enclosure: Englefield Hot water system: Rinnai Bathroom flooring: Polyfor, Saarflor Noppe stud tile Bathroom accessories: Michel Cesar Logic, Cosmic range Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel

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BUILDING NEW SOUTH WALES NEW SOUTH WALES’ LEADING HOME BUILDERS AND LAND DEVELOPERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS AND GIVE YOU VALUABLE TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME

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Nino Sanzari and Jon Vithoulka Managing Directors Starr Constructions puts customer satisfaction first when designing and building custom homes for its clients. Professional designers work closely with individual homeowners to design each home, which makes Starr Constructions a good choice for discerning clients.


Hidden treasure While the front hints at what lies beyond, this family home really comes into its own with a large, poolside entertaining area

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There has been a sea change in the design of family homes in the past few decades. Today, so much more is expected and delivered, but the most obvious change centres on the hub of the home and the circulation areas around this. Starr Constructions, a specialist in design and construction, created this modern, designfocused home. But there was no question of sacrificing comfort – in fact it was right up there as a priority, says director Nino Sanzari. “The client sees this home as his castle, just like his artwork is his passion,� he says. Special features of the interior include a large


family living area that opens to a covered loggia overlooking an in-ground pool, a theatre room, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a separate lounge. With floor-to-ceiling glazing, the pool seems to lap right up against the lounge room. The kitchen features Miele kitchen appliances and 80mm Calacatta marble benchtops. Starr Constructions, which was established more than 12 years ago, specialises in custom homes. Sanzari says the company’s reputation and proven workmanship has resulted in many awards in recent years, including a Building Excellence Award from the Master Builders

Association and an HIA NSW Housing Award. “Every house is designed to suit the owners’ lifestyle. Our professional designers meet with clients to discuss designs, and to address the logistics of building on each site.” For details, contact Starr Constructions Pty Ltd, PO Box 475, Moorebank, NSW 2170, phone (02) 9822 7799. Email: info@starrconstructions. com.au. Web: www.starrconstructions.com.au. save | share Search 43337 at my.trendsideas.com

Facing page: Large overhangs and a series of double pillars introduce a strong geometric framework to this expansive family home built by Starr Constructions. Top: The open-plan family living area is well suited to entertaining. Above: The property includes a large in-ground pool and frameless glass pool fencing. The covered loggia provides a large alfresco area, complete with outdoor kitchen.

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Graeme Alexander, Designer/Director With its highly skilled team of tradespeople, Graeme Alexander Homes places an emphasis on developing exciting designs and quality home construction. The company, which has been in business for more than 25 years, also believes the builder-owner relationship is vital. Staff will liaise with clients at every step – from initial consultation through to finishing.


Raised on high An ideally situated holiday home is replaced with a generous lifestyle escape in this project by Graeme Alexander Homes Above left: When replacing a tired holiday home with a luxurious family residence, Graeme Alexander Homes opted for a low-pitched roof and parapeted extension spaces. The result is an open and airy home, with an easy indoor-outdoor flow, that makes the most of the views for the owners, while respecting those of the neighbours.

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When looking to upgrade from an ordinary home to a lifestyle property, it may pay to start the location search directly under your feet. The right design company can optimise an existing site, building afresh to capture sun and scenery. Known for its stand-out lifestyle residences, Graeme Alexander Homes is also experienced in unlocking the unrealised potential of an existing property, says owner Graeme Alexander. “On this new home project, for example, the owners wanted to rebuild on the site of their much loved, but under-used old holiday home, with a view to living there full time.

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“The 978m2 site has northerly views over Port Phillip Bay to the city and beyond. However, the existing ’60s-style brick home had been poorly positioned on the land, and failed to make the most of the spectacular location.” The client wish list specified an open, airy home that would be easy to live in, fit into the setting and optimise the coastal outlooks. “Making the most of the views dictated the shape, scale and height of the house, which has a low-pitched roof and parapeted extension spaces. We moved the new house forward on the site and included a ‘crank’ in its shape, to


maintain a view corridor for the neighbours.� In this home the main living, kitchen and dining spaces are upstairs, together with the master bedroom, ensuite, spare bedroom, and expansive deck. Bedrooms, a craft room and a second living area are on the ground level, along with the entry and garage. Contact Graeme Alexander Homes, phone (03) 5975 4561. Website: www.gahomes.com.au

Above: The new house sits forward on the hillside site, allowing the upstairs living spaces a breathtaking view of the water. Left: Rendered finishes set against earthy rock facings and ironbark posts give the home an attractive appearance that works well with the surrounding streetscape.

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Show and tell There’s no better way to check out products and services than to view completed projects. These eye-catching kitchens are all by Hettich Endorsed Showrooms Great kitchens have to tick a lot of boxes, and functionality is right at the top of the list of key attributes. After all, no matter how distinctive the design and materials, it is how a kitchen functions day to day that really determines whether a design is successful. The kitchens shown on these pages were all manufactured by companies that have a Hettich Endorsed Showroom

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where you can see Hettich products in situ. The kitchens are also all entries in the online competition that is part of the “What’s Australia Saying About Hettich?” campaign. The cabinetry in each of the kitchens is fitted with Hettich hardware, ranging from fullextension, soft-close drawer systems, inserts and vertical pantries, to handles and lift doors for overhead cabinets.

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Innovative Kitchens in South Australia manufactured the kitchen shown on the preceding pages, while the kitchen shown above is by NSW firm Carrera by Design. This kitchen features a large, square island that’s wrapped by a timber table top. Inline Kitchens in ACT created the streamlined kitchen above right, which has a soft grey colour palette.

For the contemporary kitchen shown at right, Queensland firm Custom Kitchens Noosa used negative detailing to enhance the crisp, contemporary lines. This kitchen also features reflective stainless steel splashbacks. To contact Hettich, phone 1800 HETTICH (438 8424). To vote for your favourite kitchen, visit the Hettich Gallery at trendsideas.com/Hettich.


For further information about these showrooms, visit the websites: www. customkitchensnoosa.com, www.inlinekitchens.com.au, www.carrera.com.au. And for details on the South Australia kitchen company, visit www. innovativekitchens.com.au. save | share Search 43605 at my.trendsideas.com

Preceding pages: In any kitchen, what lies behind the scenes is just as important as what you see. This kitchen features the new Hettich ArciTech drawer system. These pages: These projects are featured in the “What’s Australia Saying About Hettich?” online campaign. They were designed by (clockwise from top left) Carrera By Design, NSW, Inline Kitchens, ACT, and Custom Kitchens Noosa, Qld.

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Comfort factor Cold winter days are a given in Australia. But with a Brivis gas ducted heater, your home can be warm and comfortable no matter what the weather

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No matter how much time you spend poring over plans and samples, it’s the indoor climate that ultimately determines how much you enjoy your new home. The secret to remaining comfortable through winter is to install a heating system from Brivis – a firm that specialises in climate control systems for the home. Every Brivis heater is designed and built to withstand the Australian winter and is guaranteed to provide warm, cosy air for many years to come. But it is not just the winter that you


need to worry about. In summer, your family will require cost-efficient cooling. Brivis national marketing manager Peter Keli says building a new home is the ideal time to plan ahead for such extremes. With a Brivis climate control solution, both your cooling and heating requirements are covered, so your family will be comfortable all year round. “Whether you require whole-of-home, single-room or zoning solutions, Brivis puts total climate control right at your fingertips,” he says. “The heating range

covers gas ducted heaters, ducted reverse cycle and Hi-Wall split systems.” For further information, or to speak to a Brivis climate control specialist, contact the National Sales & Service team, phone 1300 BRIVIS (274 847). Or find your local Brivis dealer at www.brivis.com.au. For the team at Garth Barnett Designers, visit www.garthbarnettdesigners.com. save | share Search 43383 at my.trendsideas.com

Above left: Warm in winter, cool in summer – Brivis specialises in climate systems that can be installed in both new and existing homes. This house was designed by the owner, interior designer Garth Barnett. Top, centre and above: Brivis air conditioning systems have been fine-tuned to provide quiet, highly efficient cooling. Shown here, from top, are the Brivis ducted reverse cycle inverter; the Brivis 6-Star gas ducted heater; and the slim-lined Brivis Hi-Wall inverter split system.

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Passionate Italian Italy is the home of great design and appliance technology. Now, Australia can also appreciate the stand-out qualities of the high-end Fulgor Milano home appliance collection

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It’s no secret that the rest of the world looks to Italy for design cues. And it’s not just fast cars and fashion – Italy also leads the way in home appliance technology. Fulgor, a high-end brand with a strong following in Europe, is a good example of Italy’s cutting-edge appliance technology. And now the brand is available down under – the manufacturer has entered


into a partnership with Fulgor Milano Australasia. Fulgor has manufactured appliances for more than 60 years, and the brand is renowned for its distinctive styling, fine craftsmanship and pioneering technological advances, says Courtney James of Fulgor Milano Australasia. “The collection is notable for its points of difference,” he says. “The range includes

a built-in LED television that matches the built-in ovens, coffee machine and wine cellar. Other appliances include freestanding ovens, induction cooktops and innovative touch-control gas cooktops.” Fulgor Milano is opening a series of showroom galleries around Australia, where you can see and learn more about the appliances. You can also enjoy a freshly brewed coffee

and baking on the premises. All products are backed by full after-sales servicing. For more details, contact Fulgor Milano Australasia Pty Ltd, Unit C70/24-32 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista, NSW 2153, phone 1300 FULGOR (385 467). Website: www.fulgor.com.au. save | share Search 42990 at my.trendsideas.com

Above left: Fulgor Milano is a new Italian appliance collection that is now available in Australia. Designed to provide a fully co-ordinated kitchen, the range includes a built-in wine cellar, LED TV, steam and combi ovens, and a wide range of cooktops and ovens. Above: Fulgor Milano appliances (from top) include the built-in wine cellar with wood-insert drawer, teppanyaki induction cooktop and 112cm touch-control gas cooktop.

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Best dressed Designer furniture and accessories from Cosh Living add the finishing touch to a new home project

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Just as modern homes are designed with an easy flow between inside and out, so can your furniture make a seamless connection between the two living spaces. It’s a concept contemporary furniture specialist Cosh Living has taken to heart. The company, which specialises in the exclusive marketing of leading designer brands, has many furniture lines that allow for a smooth transition. Outdoor furniture brands include Tribu, Manutti and Gloster, while indoor furniture brands include Potocco, Alki,


Alias, Softline and Kett Studio. Cosh Living has introduced its own sofa collection, Kett Studio, which is made in Melbourne and warmly received by homeowners, designers and architects alike.� All the sofas feature a sprung steel base, kiln-dried hardwood timber frame, and combination feather wrap with polyurethane insert cushions for maximum comfort and lasting support. The sofas can be upholstered in a huge range of fabrics and leathers available locally. This means production is usually half the

time it would take for European models. The sofas come with a 10-year warranty. For details, contact Cosh Living, 7-13 Rupert St, Collingwood, Vic 3066, phone (03) 9281 1999; Level 1, 69 O’Riordan St, Alexandria, NSW 2015, phone (02) 9317 3011; and 8 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4066, phone (07) 3666 0377. Or visit the website: www.coshliving.com.au. save | share Search 43488 at my.trendsideas.com

Above left: Good design endures; along with good quality. Both these elements come together at Cosh Living, which is a showcase for contemporary designer furniture. The company recently introduced its own brand of sofas, Kett Studio. This setting teams a Kett Studio Belle sofa in Elliot Clarke Yari fabric with Kett Studio coffee and side tables with marble tops. Top and above: A Tribu Mood outdoor sofa and club chair are teamed with matching tables (top), while the all-white setting (above) features a Tribu outdoor bar table, Natal outdoor sofa and accessories, all from Cosh Living.

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Softly, softly In this living room with no windows, the soft tones of Resene Sandcastle create an inviting, cosy retreat – light comes from the room beyond Not every room in the house is filled with natural light, but this doesn’t mean you have to paint the walls white. In fact, enhancing the moody character can be a far more successful design solution. This is exactly how this living room was approached. Sydney colour specialist Anne Resplendino opted to paint the walls in Resene Sandcastle. This creates a very soft, comfortable interior – the shadows on the wall add visual interest, playing off the sand and warm honey tones without darkening the room.

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To provide contrast, the wall above the fireplace is painted in Resene Monkey, a deep walnut brown. This enhances the presence of the fireplace and the large mirror above. Further contrast is provided by the trims, doorways and skirtings. These are painted in Resene Quarter Blanc, which creates a fresh, crisp finish. Resene Zylone Sheen and Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen – two Environmental Choice-approved paints – were used for the walls. The trims, doorways and

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skirtings were painted in Resene Lustacryl, a semi-gloss waterborne enamel. For further details, contact Resene, phone tollfree 1800 738 383 or visit a Resene ColorShop or Reseller. Website: www.resene.com.au. save | share Search 43578 at my.trendsideas.com Above: Resene Sandcastle and Resene Monkey create a warm, relaxing living area.


In good taste Now fresh filtered water is as close as your benchtop with the Brita 3-Way tap Filtered water jugs have been a part of Australian kitchens for years. However, now there’s a more convenient way to enjoy the benefits of filtered water at home. Using the latest refined technologies from Europe, the Brita 3-Way water filter tap places clean, filtered water right at your fingertips. The Brita tap comes with everything you need to install it yourself, without the need to drill into your kitchen benchtop – it simply replaces your existing tap. With one lever for filtered water and another for

unfiltered hot and cold water, the result is great-tasting water whenever you want. And the Brita filtered water system is not without its big-name promoters. Restaurateur, MasterChef Australia judge and household name Gary Mehigan has a Brita 3-way tap in his own home and has experienced the difference for himself. “Filtered water brings out the full potential of your dishes, and it tastes great for drinking, too,” Mehigan says. The system sits out of sight below the sink, delivering filtered water for six

months. A sensor lets you know when to replace the unit. For further details on Brita filtered water tapware options, visit the website: www.brita.com.au save | share Search 43327 at my.trendsideas.com This page: Available throughout Australia and New Zealand, the Brita 3-Way Water Filter Kit includes a water filter, all components and a Brita 3-way tap.

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Cool and collected A collection of fine wine shouldn’t be relegated to a dark, dusty cellar. Vintec’s Two-door Wine Cabinet lets you display your good taste In the past, wines needed to be hidden away from the light of day, but modern technology has changed all that. Now there’s no need to keep your wine lying dark and undisturbed, only bringing a bottle into the light just before pouring. Vintec’s new wine storage cabinet lets you display all your wines – cellared or ready to drink – in your living spaces, says Vintec marketing manager Thomas Benhamou. “The new two-door, two-zone wine cabinet complements the recently created borderless black glass Vintec Noir range.”

With independent temperature zones, the Vintec V40DG2EBK is the ideal wine storage cabinet for cellaring wines and keeping a selection of whites and champagnes at perfect drinking temperatures. “Thanks to the two separate doors, wines that are ready for drinking now can be readily accessed at any time without the risk of disturbing the cellared wines, laid to rest in the second compartment.” Jean-Marie Simart, director of Vintec Australia, describes the wine cabinet as the ultimate Vintec option for the wine

lover who likes to entertain regularly. For details, visit the new Vintec NSW showroom, 23 Tebbutt St, Leichhardt 2040, phone (02) 9509 1900. Email: sales@vintec. com.au, website: www.vintec.com.au save | share Search 43326 at my.trendsideas.com Above: The new two-door, two-zone black glass wine cabinet from Vintec displays your good taste in wine and designer appliances at the same time.

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Double vision Overlooking a valley, this house also has views to the hill behind

Above: With a low profile and a living roof, this house merges into the landscape. The pared-back, modern design is by architectural firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. Right: Living spaces open up to a sheltered courtyard and lap pool. The grass roof provides insulation and filters rainwater to ensure a slow run-off, which helps prevent erosion.

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Set on a steep incline overlooking mountain and sea, a house will enjoy a private window on nature. But there are many more ways a home can connect with its environment, from choice of materials to a focus on all things sustainable. This new house, designed by architects Eric Haesloop and Mary Griffin, with interior design by Margaret Turnbull, and input from the owners, is sited to capture views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. It also engages the hillside behind – a retaining wall follows the undulating contours of the hill and anchors the house to the steep face. “The house has a loose U shape, with the central form set out from the hillside by an internal courtyard with a lap pool – the living spaces all open out to this sheltered area,” Haesloop says. “The master suite at one end and garage at the other link back to the hill, completing the U. “Setting the house out in this way provides views up the hillside. At the front, the home has a panoramic outlook over the valley. The overall effect is a little like an eagle’s eyrie, and birds often soar past the front deck.” Almost invisible from the road above, the house has a living grass roof, with three pop-up roofs on a steeper angle rising above. These correspond to the living space, the dining and kitchen volume and the master bedroom. “The angled roofs allowed us to include clerestory windows that improve the vistas to the slope behind,” says Haesloop.” They also optimise sunlight capture for the photovoltaic cells on the roofs and create higher, more airy interiors in the spaces directly beneath them.” Besides the grass roof, which offers passive drainage and insulation, and the solar panels, the exteriors reflect a care for the environment in choice of materials. The cladding is in ipê, a hardwood noted for its longevity that needs no finish, and concrete with a 30% component of fly ash, a recycled industrial by-product.

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Facing page: IpĂŞ wood cladding helps connect the house to its environment. Raised roof elements with photovoltaic cells are angled to capture maximum sunshine. Above left: Eco-friendly principles were an important part of the design. The concrete contains a high percentage of recycled fly ash. Left: The master suite at the far end of the home opens directly onto the internal courtyard and lap pool.

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Facing page: The front door opens to a long vista right through the home. Sculptures on display give this area the feel of a light-filled gallery. The interplay of white and recycled elm accentuates the raised roof elements for an airy look. Furniture is low and linear, echoing the form of the house. Left: A floor plan shows how the retaining wall and house hug the curve of the hillside. The garage is by the front door at the lower end, and the master suite is at the top.

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Above: Clerestory windows optimise sunlight penetration and views to the hill behind. Concrete slab construction under the elm flooring provides passive heat exchange to keep the house cool in summer. Right: The kitchen, positioned at the corner of the home, is designed to extend the natural material palette, with countertops in Madre Perla granite. In the mild Californian climate, indoor-outdoor flow was an integral aspect of the design.

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The focus on sustainability extends indoors, with locally milled reclaimed elm on the floor and walls. These warm wood surfaces are interwoven with white paint finishes in a way that accentuates the raised roof forms. “Pitched to follow the hillside, the ceilings call to mind the home’s very special, dramatic setting,” says Haesloop. Next to the garage at one end of the house, the understated front door opens to the upper level. From here, there is a clear view down a passageway to the master suite at the other end. An external balcony bites into the volume, corresponding to the roofs and creating a degree of separation between the kitchen and dining area and the living spaces. Downstairs, the second level accommodates two studies and two guest bedrooms. Margaret Turnbull says the open interiors are finished to flow with the architecture. “The furniture is comfortable, simple and grounded, in black, cream and green tones that reflect the environment.” The interiors also offer some surprises, with dramatic artworks acquired by the owners on their travels prominently displayed. Coffee tables in the living room were chosen by Turnbull and are reminiscent of lilypads – another reference to the natural world. “The kitchen, on an outer corner of the home, is also finished in subtle, earthy hues. And while external shades mitigate the impact of the sun on the interior, these were reduced in this area to facilitate clear views to Mount Tamalpais directly across the valley,” she says. Haesloop says it is exhilarating to walk from the side of the house that nestles into the hillside across the interior to the front deck, which is suspended high above the valley. “The design of this house was driven by its setting and also by the dedication of its owners, who were involved every step of the way.”

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Architect: Eric Haesloop FAIA LEED AP, Mary Griffin FAIA, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects (San Francisco, CA) Interior designer and kitchen designer: Margaret Turnbull ASID, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects Cabinet company: Mueller Nicholls Builder: Redhorse Constructors Structural engineer: Fratessa Forbes Wong Cladding: Ipê Roofing: Rana Creek living roof with biotrays Doors and windows: Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors in mahogany Skylights: Royalite aluminium Wallcoverings and floors: Aborica reclaimed elm wood panelling Paints and varnishes: Benjamin Moore Lighting: ELP downlights Heating: Radiant floor Furniture: Living room – Vitra Polder sofa; Ligne Roset Pebble coffee table; Noguchi Cyclone dining table, Zanotta Lia chair Blinds: MechoShades from Shades of Marin Outdoor furniture: Henry Hall Kitchen cabinets: Elm, Mueller Nicholls Benchtops: Madre Perla granite Kitchen sink: Franke Taps: Dornbracht Meta .02 Oven, microwave, dishwasher: Miele, available at Kitchen Things Cooktop, waste disposal: Viking Refrigeration: Sub-Zero Bathroom vanity: Costa Smeralda granite, limestone Basin: Duravit Architec Taps, shower fittings: Dornbracht Shower enclosure: Custom, acidetched glass Bathroom flooring: Kota blue low cleft slate; Tatami Wheat limestone tiles by Walker Zanger Wall tiles: Oceanside Accessories: Dornbracht

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Right: The master bedroom, at the far end of the house, combines privacy with views of the bay and the mountain. Concealed lighting above the bed provides a soft ambience while the low bed continues the look of the furniture throughout the home. Story by Charles Moxham Photography by David Wakely

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Above: A skylight in the master bathroom brings in additional light. The acid-etched glass blade wall provides separation and privacy between the steam room to the left and a shower to the right. The floor is in Tatami Wheat limestone tiles by Walker Zanger, bringing another natural touch to the interiors.

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rural interpretations


Back to basics While the gabled roofs and traditional cladding of these houses reference archetypal farm buildings, the pared-back detailing puts a contemporary spin on the rural vernacular


Off the land By taking rural architecture back to its essence, this house presents a tranquil, uncluttered environment, where the living is easy

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Exploring different design options for a rural site is a good way to fine-tune your wish list – after all there’s usually plenty of space to go up and out if desired. Architect Nick Noyes came up with three different alternatives for the owners of this rural property in California. But at the heart of all of these was a recognition that the house would not compete with the landscape, but rather sit comfortably within it. “The owners chose to go with a design that presents the house as a cluster of


Preceding pages: To maximise this picturesque rural site, Californian architect Nick Noyes designed the house as a cluster of buildings, which are grouped in a U shape around a large courtyard. A series of steps leads down to a swimming pool. Above and left: The gabled volumes reference traditional farm buildings, but with a pared-back simplicity that keeps the look modern. Each volume is linked to another by a modern connector element in steel and glass.

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farm buildings, with ultra-modern steel and glass linking elements, which we call connectors,” Noyes says. “Architecturally, the four buildings are typical of the farming vernacular – they are simple, gabled volumes. The three living wings have James Hardie cladding that is similar to traditional wood boards, while the garage is clad in iron. Again, the different materials reference the way farm buildings evolve over time.” However, the architect says paring back the detailing, introducing the modern

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transition elements and an airy, open-plan interior elevates the concept, giving the house a very modern focus. The three main volumes form a U shape around a large courtyard, with a series of steps leading down to a pool. Overhangs with steel and wood trellises provide shade and help to keep the interior cool in summer. In the living wing, the white-painted wood-lined ceiling soars to follow the gabled roofline, with exposed rafters and black steel tie-rods.

“The ceiling reinforces the barn-like feel of the interior, but we chose to make the tie-rods from steel to keep the look crisp and modern,” says Noyes. “They set up a nice rhythm throughout the space.” Rather than tuck the kitchen towards the back of the living area, the owners chose to position it centrally, between the dining and living areas. “It’s a very social space,” says the architect. “The owners wanted the kitchen to be in the middle of everything. They said they don’t care if everyone can see the

Above left and far left: With its soaring ceiling, and exposed rafters and tie-rods, the barn-like main living volume is light and airy. French doors on opposite sides of the room open out to the courtyard and a terrace. A steel and wood trellis on a pergola keeps the sun at bay in summer. Top: The kitchen is positioned in the centre of the house, with most of the food preparation undertaken on a large L-shaped island. The rear cabinets feature rusticated wood boards. Above: Built-in window seats either side of the fireplace also provide storage for logs.

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Top left and right: Painted wood boards feature in other areas of the house, adding visual interest and reinforcing the rural connection. Above left and right: The boards are aligned with the windows, which has a subtle calming effect. Facing page: Colourful towels hang outside the bedroom wing within the central volume of the house. An outdoor grill is positioned under the shade of a leafy tree.

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clutter of food preparation. But there is a large pantry tucked out of sight behind.” In keeping with the old-meets-new design, the rear cabinets have rustic wood doors, but these are flush with recessed pulls. They create a textural backdrop to two white islands, including an L-shaped island with the cooking centre and sink. The barn references can be seen in other areas, noticeably where the walls are painted boards. In the connectors, these walls are reminiscent of traditional porches. Noyes says the construction team

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also took great care to line up the boards with the windows, to help keep the look simple and calm. “It may not be instantly obvious, but if the alignment wasn’t there, the effect would be much more cluttered.” Throughout the house, windows and doors are positioned to maximise cross ventilation. Other sustainable benefits include passive solar gain from the thermal mass of the concrete slab. Provision has also been made for the installation of photovoltaic panels at a later date.


Architect: Nick Noyes, Nick Noyes Architecture (San Francisco) Interior designer: Christopher Miniello, C Miniello Interiors Structural engineer: Duncan Engineering Builder: Eddinger Enterprises Cladding: James Hardie HardiePlank Roofing: Galvalume corrugated roofing Doors and windows: Hope’s Steel Flooring: Pre-engineered hardwood Paints and varnishes: Benjamin Moore Lighting: Halo Kitchen cabinetry: Painted wood Benchtops and splashback: Carrara marble Sink: Elkay Oven and cooktop: Wolf Ventilation: Jenn-Air Refrigeration: Sub-Zero Dishwasher: Bosch, available at Kitchen Things Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Bruce Damonte

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Left: The master suite opens to a covered alfresco seating area on one side of the courtyard. A wood trellis at the top of the gabled roof provides welcome shade in summer, while in winter the sun is low enough to penetrate. The courtyard is largely gravel, planted with wild grasses and a grove of shade trees.

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Transparent agenda Weatherboards and a metal roof place this new home comfortably within horse country, but minimalist volumes and expansive glazing offer a more contemporary interpretation


Previous pages: Robert M Gurney FAIA and Therese Baron Gurney ASID created this rural retreat in the Virginia countryside. The simple form of the three pavilions is a modern interpretation of traditional farmhouses. These pages: Whether inside or out, a sense of transparency and relationship to the landscape is present. The minimal exterior detailing and understated interior enhance appreciation of the views.

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The architectural history of Albemarle County, Virginia stretches back over 200 years, and comprises stately homes in Charlottesville as well as plantation-style farms in the outlying rural areas. This new home, deep in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, can be viewed as an abstracted farmhouse, rooted in the regional vernacular, but unquestionably modern.

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Architect Robert M Gurney says that the relationship of the home to the landscape in which it is situated informed all aspects of the design. “From the outside, it’s all about how the simple form of the house relates to the rolling pasture on one side, and the woodland on the other. You can see right through, so there’s an unbroken visual connection to the landscape.

“We oriented the house to the southwest, which means that sunlight comes into the main living pavilion any time of the year. “Inside the house, the transparency – especially in that main volume – means you are visually engaged with the surrounding environment at all times.” The interior scheme further enhances this engagement.


These pages: Flanked by two smaller volumes – one houses the garage and a screened porch, the other contains the master suite – the large central pavilion has walls of glass on both sides. Viewed from outside, this uninterrupted sightline fully integrates the built and the natural elements. Inside, Therese Baron Gurney selected furnishings that were understated, versatile and comfortable to reinforce the underlying agenda of relaxation and appreciation of the rural setting.

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Therese Baron Gurney says, “This is, first and foremost, a family home. My intention inside was to continue the easy-going design that Bob created on the exterior. The finishes and furnishings were selected with this in mind.” Inside the main volume, walnut kitchen cabinets on one end are echoed by the panels cladding the opposite wall. The space between is filled

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with comfortable furniture in simple lines and a warm, muted colour palette. “As a holiday home, the interior elements must be versatile, yet very cohesive; that means things can be moved around and still look unified,” she says. The black stools at the kitchen island and chairs at the dining table can be placed wherever extra seating is

required. Similarly, any of the tables and chairs can be moved onto the terrace for outdoor entertaining. “All our projects start with the site,” Gurney says. “Our houses facilitate a relationship between the occupants and the landscape. As much as this is a place where the family gathers and plays, it’s also where they can simply and quietly enjoy the surrounding beauty.”


Architect: Robert M Gurney FAIA, Robert M Gurney Architect (Washington DC) Project architect: Claire L Andreas Construction: Shelter Associates Ltd Landscape architect: Kevin Campion, Campion Hruby Landscape Architects Engineer: D Anthony Beale LLC Interior designer: Therese Baron Gurney ASID, Baron Gurney Interiors Story by Kathleen Kinney Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie

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Top: Quarter-sawn white oak floors bring warmth to the public spaces of the interior, and reinforce the connection to the surrounding woodland. Rather than skirting boards, a 6mm reveal is the only detail between the walls and the floors. Left: The master bathroom is partially comprised of a glass-walled extrusion. The orientation of the house ensures that this private space cannot be seen from the driveway.

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13

Accent Lighting

38, 57

Altum Constructions

40-47

Alutech

57

Andreas, Claire L

106

57

Kaldewei

23

Rinnai

Elkay

99

Katie Brown Glass

23

Robert M Gurney Architect FAIA

Ellison’s Aluminium

30

Kitchen Things

23

ELP

88

Kitchen Top

23

Royalite

88

Electrolux

57 100-106

Englefield

57

Kos

13

Samsung

23

Arborica

88

Fantini

13

Kudos Louvres

23

Selectrix

30

Architectural Profiles Ltd

57

Firenzo

57

Lahood

23

Shades of Marin

88

Ascot Aluminium

23

Firth

38

Leuschke Kahn Architects 14-23

Shelter Associates Ltd 100-106

Asko

57

Fisher & Paykel

Leuschke, Paul

14-23

Sikkens

13

Spa One

30, 57

57

Baron Gurney Interiors 138-106

Formica

57

Lighting City

Benjamin Moore

Franke

88

Ligne Roset

88

Sparks Architects

40-47

88

Living Flame

23

Sparks, Dan

40-47

OBC

SpazioCasa

88, 99

38

Bernini Stone & Tile

13

Fratessa Forbes Wong

Blanco

23

Fulgor Milano

Bosch

99

Gaggenau

13

Luxaflex

23

Starr Constructions

58-61

Bose

47

Galvalume

99

Lysaght

47

Stevenson & Williams

30

Bowers & Wilkins

30

Geldof, Ingrid

38

Mason & Wales Architects 24-30

Sub-Zero

Brita

77

Giorgi Exclusive Homes

6-13

Masterwood Joinery

38

Surround Sounds

Giorgi, Claude

6-13

McKenzie & Willis

38

Thom Craig Architects

Brivis Climate Systems 5, 70-71 C Miniello Interiors

31, 72-73

Graeme Alexander Homes

90-99

Caesarstone

23, 30, 38

Campion Hruby Landscape

Griffin, Mary FAIA

Lopi

57

Three Dimensional Cabinets 13

Metrix

23

Timber Solutions

23

80-89

79

Michel Cesar

57

Transtherm

23

Mico

57

Trends Publishing International

13, 23, 38, 47, 88

39, 78, 107, IBC

106

Gurney, Robert M FAIA 100-106

Miele

Campion, Kevin

106

Gurney, Therese Baron ASID

Miniello, Christopher

CEDIA

2

Colorsteel

23

Cosh Living

IFC-1, 74-75

Craig, Thom

32-38

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association 2

100-106 Haesloop, Eric FAIA

13 32-38

Mercer

Grohe

13

88, 99

62-65

Architects Cedar West

23

80-89

23

Mueller Nicholls

88

Halo

99

Nick Noyes Architecture

Harnell Coolheat

57

Noguchi

Henry Hall

88

Noyes, Nick

Herman Pacific

30

Oakleys Bathroom Centre

Hettich Australia

66-69

Hill, David

48-57

90-99

Mobile Glass

90-99

Architects Turnbull, Margaret ASID

80-89 80-89

Turner, Gary

30

Ultrabond

13

VCBC

30

Velux

23

38

Viking

88

88 90-99

& Plumbing Supplies

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Oceanside Glasstile

88

Vintec

79

Daikin

57

Hope’s Steel

99

Plumbing World

30

Vitra

88

Dennis Chua

23

Icon

57

Polyflor

57

Vola

38

D Anthony Beale LLC

106

Dornbracht

23, 88

Ingrid Geldof Design

38

Quality Dolphin Pools

13

Walker Zanger

88

Duncan Engineering

90-99

Inlite

30

Queensland Timber Flooring 47

Walsh Builders

14-23

99

Rana Creek

88

Warmington Studio

30

48-57

Real Flame

13

Westinghouse

57

Redhorse Constructors

88

Wilson and Hill Architects 48-57

Duravit

23, 30, 88

Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors

James Hardie James Mackay Builders

88

Jenn-Air

EcoSmart

47

JJ Oskam Builders

24-30

Resene

Eddinger Enterprises

99

Johnston, Regan NZIA

24-30

Rietveld, Mark RAIA

99

13, 23, 38, 57, 76 6-13

Wolf

99

Zanotta

88


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