Client Books - Page 35

“The owners had seen our Kowhai show home and were impressed with the high feature ceilings, and the large expanses of glazing. “We modified the plan to increase the size of the living areas and the deck canopy, providing large areas for entertaining, both inside and out. We also increased the overall height of the house, so the rooms feel especially spacious, generous and welcoming.” Brinsden says because the house is on a rural block and exposed to the prevailing southwesterly winds, it was essential to provide sheltered outdoor living areas. The house consequently wraps around the site, effectively embracing the covered decks. To complement the country setting, the solid timber weatherboards are painted black, and teamed with a Gull Grey Colorsteel roof. Black furnishings, inside and out, reinforce the visual drama. For more details, contact Lockwood North Shore & West Auckland, phone (09) 415 8915. Alternatively, email: admin@ twinharbourslockwood.co.nz. Web: www.lockwood.co.nz. See other Lockwood homes at trendsideas.com/go/39979a Facing page: Dramatic black and white furnishings contrast the washed look of the Lockwood timber walls and ceilings. Lockwood building materials and the position of the house in relation to the sun ensure it benefits from passive solar energy, minimising the need for heating. This page: The master bedroom suite continues the light, airy feel of the rest of the house. Bifold doors open up to the outdoors. view article online at trendsideas.com/go/39979