Brick Bay Residence in Snells Beach, New Zealand, is a contemporary dream house nestled into its rural atmosphere. Made by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, the dwelling exhibits a defined connection with its surroundings, although becoming a relaxed spot to live for a household of 5.
Formed into a L-shaped program, the house is reached through a snaking driveway from the road and perched upon a hill with extraordinary views of nearby Kawau Bay. Sustainable macrocarpa timber batting defines the whole facade, which creates an instant warmth to this geometric structure, specifically as all-natural weathering occurs.
With an all round vibe of rustic-meets-elegant, this modern day dream home is a vision. The living region epitomizes outdoor-indoor living, with retractable glass doors along the two exterior walls. This corner space blends seamlessly with the walkway decking and fireplace patio which garners much more outstanding views of the rolling terrain.
Hanging cocoon swings lend a playful energy, although other woven, wood and soft fabric furnishings–including plush fur throws and rugs–in neutrals contribute a cozy aesthetic. The ribbon of windows set above the sofa are a beautiful acknowledgement to the green nature outdoors. The white-cabled “x” set into the fixed window frame is downright intriguing, a slight style element that garners distinct focus.
An exposed timber ceiling painted creamy white enhances the vibrant sunlight drenching the major living space, while a geometric wood-burning stove set inside concrete sets the decidedly contemporary tone. This block acts as a floating partition in between the kitchen-dining space which sits slightly elevated.
The kitchen is clad in glossy white cabinetry paired with a central island resting underneath a pair of bulb-on-wire pendants and upside down planters–quirky but cool! The industrial-variety metal stools, wooden picnic-style farm table and bird’s nest chandelier play a scrumptious contrast to the otherwise streamlined finishes in this space.
The bedrooms are situated inside the other arm of the strategy for privacy and reached by way of a clean-lined pale wood and white hallway. This light timber is carried across flooring and walls, and when set against bare white furnishings and accents, creates an immediate, earthy serenity.
Brick Bay House is a most liveable contemporary dream house, tied to its surrounding countryside with casual, open and organic spaces.