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anet and Charlie Leith couldn’t find a house to fall in love with when they moved to Marlborough from Nelson more than three years ago. Instead they opted to build in a new subdivision in ever-popular Springlands, working with Hamish Ryan Construction. Given it was a house and land package meant the house was already at the concept stage but luckily the Leiths were early enough to be able to work with architect Jorgen Andersen from Arthouse Architects to make sure their needs were met.

Lots of light “We didn’t have a lot of demands but we wanted lots of light and sunlight,” says Janet. And the 300sq m house, which runs east to west across the section, certainly delivers that in spades with sunlight flooding in from early morning until late in the day. The huge open-plan kitchen and living area has sliding doors to the east and west, windows to the north and high ‘celestial’ windows running along the eastern wall above the kitchen, allowing ample light in.

1. Colour accents and light oak wooden floors in the open-plan kitchen 2. Lots of windows 3. A spacious lounge overlooking fields of green 4. Modern and sleek with a 6m-long central island 5 The walls are Rice Cake throughout 6. A bold pop of colour defines the front entrance 7. The light-filled kitchen/dining and lounge 8. Large decks built by Charlie

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