Spa­cious Enter­tain­ing | Sep­a­rate Din­ing | Sleek Kitchen Family·Room

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Wel­come · Come On In

This beau­ti­ful home impresses right from the start with a two-​metre wide cedar door piv­ot­ing open into a spa­cious foyer. The matched inte­rior and exte­rior door han­dles have been hand-​crafted in the shape of an unfurl­ing koru fern. An exte­rior river-​stone wall is echoed inside, extend­ing for sev­eral metres and fea­tures two ver­ti­cal slits which pro­vide glimpses through the double-​stud height dining-​room to the river-​view. The spaces are gen­er­ous and enhanced by double-​glazed floor to ceil­ing win­dows and doors open­ing to the out­doors in vir­tu­ally every room. Together these have the effect of bring­ing the lush green out­side land­scape inside. The earthy colours seen out­side have been used in the décor inside cre­at­ing a very com­fort­able ambi­ence. From rusty pine-​needles to grey-​brown river-​stone, from dark-​green gran­ite to pale grey paint - the end result has syn­ergy. Floors use the same coor­di­nated tile and car­pet through­out. See images slideshow above.

Relaxed Liv­ing

An easy relaxed lifestyle runs right through the ground floor - from the large open plan kitchen and fam­ily room, through to the sep­a­rate dining-​room and the two adjoin­ing lounges. Whether used as a large fam­ily home or for enter­tain­ing these spaces are both invit­ing and func­tional. One of the lounges fea­tures U-​shaped seat­ing and func­tions as a home the­atre. The other cen­tres on an open fire­place built floor to ceil­ing of river-​stone. The large dining-​room lends itself to fine din­ing with its dou­ble stud-​height wall of win­dows off­set by the three French-​style chan­de­liers hung above the slab of gran­ite din­ing set­ting. Above, a mez­za­nine bal­cony runs the length of the room. The sleek kitchen has exten­sive gran­ite sur­faces and Euro­pean appli­ances and room for six-​seater fam­ily or casual din­ing. A guest bath­room and sep­a­rate laun­dry room with shower are also included on this level.