DESIGN & BUILD
Inspired by California’s mid-century modern architecture movement, this contemporary Katikati home employs clean lines, light airy volumes and extensive glazing.
Striking in concrete and contrasting cedar this home’s definitive exterior is a 90-degree angled facade that extends the full length of the two sides of the home’s entry elevation.
Two central spines of exposed concrete run from the exterior and anchor the interior of the home. These spine walls are created from in situ board-form concrete and thewalls have a timber grain finish. The architectural concrete was both structurally and aesthetically critical to the home’s integrity.
The art of the in situ poured concrete is extremely in depth and any minor errors can create large defects which can impact the end finish. Contrasting the concrete with cedar cladding the home is built to maximise the site’s north facing perspective and also delivers full east-to-west indoor/outdoor living spaces and vistas.
Inside the 284sqm home concrete floors run throughout the kitchen, dining and living spaces. Further key interior features include an ultra-modern entertainer’s kitchen, underfloor central heating, recessed blinds and a secret bathroom window.
While the entry feels private and cosy, the kitchen, dining, living area opens its heart to the outdoors. Huge stacker sliders ease the transition between refined interiors and extensive decking.
Back inside, a snug library allows a casual alternative to the more formal and sophisticated living domain and a double sided fireplace ensures the home is cosy and warm throughout the winter months.