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including a covered alfresco area with an outdoor fireplace and overhead louvres. Blonded pine lines walls and ceilings in the living area and breezeways. Clear-grade wood was specially selected to be knot free, which enhances the lake house aesthetic. “The ceiling in the main living area is supported by four ridge beams and features a pyramid skylight,” says Richards. “The entire roof appears to float above narrow clerestories that run around the top of each pod.” The owners say they are delighted with their new low-maintenance home. “The house has turned out exactly to plan – there’s not a single thing we would change, from the design through to all the finishing touches. Specifying clear-grade pine was more expensive and did require an extra effort to source, but the results are well worthwhile – it has added an extra dimension to the look of the house.” For details and the address of your nearest show home, contact Lockwood, phone 0508 Lockw ood (562 596). Website: www.lockwood.co.nz. View, save or share this story at trendsideas.com/go/39613 Top: Light and shade – LouvreTec adjustable overhead louvres are positioned above the alfresco dining area. Other areas of the terrace are either covered or feature a solid timber pergola. Above: High, narrow clerestories bring additional natural light into each pod and enhance the sense that the roof is floating. The kitchen features Melamine cabinets and a Caesarstone island top with waterfall sides. There is also a scullery. view article online at trendsideas.com/go/39613