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COASTAL DREAMING

The owners of this coastal Wairarapa holiday home wanted a casual, relaxed bolthole that would work just as well for larger groups of family and friends. Noted Wellington firm Parsonson Architects was engaged, and a plan was developed. Enter Dawes Construction, which skilfully articulated the design and delivered a truly special house with mid-century and Kiwi-bach leanings, as well as laidback luxe touches. With cedar timber, concrete blocks and polycarbonate sheeting on the exterior, it speaks the vernacular of coastal New Zealand. With an internal palette in wood and with shades of sand and sea, it also says, sit, relax and pour a drink, you are on holiday. The 194sqm split-level house stretches along its gently sloping site and takes in views of the Pacific. At the lower part of the section is a large undercroft with space for car parking, games, equipment storage and a covered walkway leading to two guest bedrooms, a bunk room, bathroom and laundry. This part of the house can be closed off with sliding shutters. Upstairs has two more bedrooms and a bright, breezy living area with a balcony on one side and a courtyard with views through the house on the other. It’s dreamy.

2023 NATIONAL AWARDS WON
Top 100

2023 REGIONAL AWARDS WON
Regional Pink Batts Craftsmanship
Regional Category Winner
Regional Interior Design Award
Regional Outdoor Living
Regional Gold

 

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