House of the Year 2018
GIB Show Home Category
Located in the rolling green south of Auckland, this contemporary Zen masterpiece finds harmony in the meeting of traditional and modern design styles. Built with a natural flow in mind, the house features an eye-opening Caesarstone entry that moves right into the main living area. Here, super-high ceilings trap auspicious “chi”, drawing in a wealth of sunshine. Seamlessly integrated with an open kitchen, the main living space is relaxed and functional. The high raking ceiling gives this area a sense of lightness and spaciousness. The rooms in this property – four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas – create a natural curve around the outdoor living area. This gives each one privacy, with a view to the contoured deck. At the front of the property, an intricately crafted Zen pond and fountain sit in absolute serenity to calmly welcome visitors. For a more immersive experience, retreat to the main bathroom. Light, wood-look tiling envelops the bathtub with a calming sense of nature.