This special new home sits perched upon a large elevated corner site in the tightly held inner-city New Plymouth suburb of Strandon.
This traditional yet contemporary design is bespoke new build, constructed within a well established suburb. What makes this home unique is that while being brand new, it exudes the rustic, vintage appeal of classic New England homes. Clad in a combination of cedar tiles and weatherboard, it is both the the cladding combined with structures large gables, solid chimneys and eyebrow windows that bring the Hamptons style to regional New Zealand.
The interior details of this home are intricate but the scale is grand. The home is made up of two gable wings that sit north to south and are connected by an entry structure with a flat roof. The kitchen, dining and informal living have high cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters and timber paneling. The large formal dining space in the core of the living wing provides connection to various living spaces. The eastern wing of the home houses bedrooms, for both family and guests and that are split across two floors with with the upper floor accessed via a classic winder staircase finished with traditional wool carpet runner.
Every room has details that pay homage to the classic New England style with paneled cornices and skirtings. The joinery is bespoke with both paneled doors and custom built window seats. The kitchen and butlers pantry joinery is detailed with traditional shaker style paneling but with all modern technologies including soft close draws and concealed appliances.