Winner of Architectural Interior Design 2017 ADNZ Category & National Finalist
The interiors are a combination of organic materials and a modern interpretation of traditional design,' Jonathan says. The home has a warmth and a presence that is captured in its details. The layering of timber finishing is complemented by restful, natural colours and organic fibers.
A window seat wrapped in American oak and softened by natural fiber squabs helps to extend the kitchen and removes the need for a family room by providing a place to read, relax, and socialise.
Jonathan has used two different carpets to create zones and variance in the palate -a hard-wearing, textured man-made sisal has been laid in the lounge and a plush loop piled wool gives bedrooms softness and warmth.
Judges described the home as 'tactile' and noted the subtly lit cedar spine as ‘the main ordering device in a simple linear plan which is offset by neutral tones throughout the remainder of the house'.
Pitched feature ceilings in the kitchen and dining areas create a sense of volume and light and the multi-functional spaces feel intimate as well as open.