Brick Bay Residence in Snells Beach, New Zealand, is a modern dream residence nestled into its rural atmosphere. Designed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, the dwelling exhibits a defined connection with its surroundings, while becoming a relaxed spot to reside for a family of 5.
Formed into a L-shaped plan, the house is reached by means of a snaking driveway from the road and perched upon a hill with extraordinary views of nearby Kawau Bay. Sustainable macrocarpa timber batting defines the complete facade, which creates an immediate warmth to this geometric structure, specially as organic weathering happens.
With an general vibe of rustic-meets-elegant, this contemporary dream home is a vision. The living location 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 more outstanding views of the rolling terrain.
Hanging cocoon swings lend a playful energy, even though 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 attention.
An exposed timber ceiling painted creamy white enhances the vibrant sunlight drenching the main living space, although a geometric wood-burning stove set within concrete sets the decidedly modern day tone. This block acts as a floating partition in between the kitchen-dining area 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-sort metal stools, wooden picnic-style farm table and bird’s nest chandelier play a delicious contrast to the otherwise streamlined finishes in this space.
The bedrooms are positioned inside the other arm of the plan for privacy and reached through 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 Home is a most liveable contemporary dream property, tied to its surrounding countryside with casual, open and organic spaces.