With a vision that fused a love of Pacific hotel architecture with a Japanese influence, the owners commissioned renowned architect Simon Carnachan to create a uniquely individual home. The result is an extraordinary residence without parallel - this is quite simply, paradise found.
Enjoying an elevated position above the Wainui Golf course, the property is hidden and protected by acres of native bush ensuring complete privacy and tranquillity. The peace is interrupted only by the sound of cicadas and birdsong.
Nestled into this bush setting, the residence is boldly natural with timber and stone providing the predominant construction materials. The exposed, black hewn beams were cut individually by the owner and the stonework was laid by hand. Interior spaces are generous and loosely defined. The expansive, central living area opens outwards through timber framed sliding doors to the wraparound deck overlooking the pool and bush. Timber louvres and ceiling fans allow further air flow in all weathers. Personal areas open off the central living space and can be closed off for privacy with large timber cavity sliders. The main kitchen space is delineated by a white marble island that stands in contrast to the prevalent natural, timber tones.
Downstairs is a second open plan living and kitchen area, flanked on either side by spacious double bedrooms. Each of these spaces opens out to the pool and entertaining area, the party hub, which is complete with an open bure bar that doubles as a bandstand. The pool space is surrounded by lush landscaping, featuring rare tropical specimens alongside familiar natives.
Surprisingly this serenity is an easy 20 minute commute to Albany, 10 minutes to the retail and leisure facilities at Silverdale and 15 minutes to stunning East Coast beaches. Wainui School is a 6 minute drive and there is a school bus route that passes by the end of the road.
This property is a remarkable example of a successful partnership between client and architect. Many happy years have been enjoyed, and life has been lived to its fullest in this wonderful home. It will now be sold to the next incredibly fortunate owner.
Original, Designer, Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Extractor fan, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Other (Marble, Italian, Carrarba)
Other (Kwila and concrete) and Timber
Walls, Floor, Ceiling
Tile and Asphalt shingle
Timber, Deglazing and laminated, Double glazing
Block and Cedar
Separate shower, Spa bath
Rural, Private, Bush
Partial, Materials (Brustic)
Waste Water Treatment
Close to shops, Close to schools