Brick Bay House in Snells Beach, New Zealand, is a modern day dream house nestled into its rural atmosphere. Developed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects, the dwelling exhibits a defined connection with its surroundings, although becoming a relaxed place to reside for a loved ones of 5.
Formed into a L-shaped plan, the residence 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 entire facade, which creates an instant warmth to this geometric structure, particularly as all-natural weathering happens.
With an all round vibe of rustic-meets-elegant, this contemporary dream home is a vision. The living location epitomizes outside-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 far more incredible views of the rolling terrain.
Hanging cocoon swings lend a playful power, 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 outside. The white-cabled “x” set into the fixed window frame is downright intriguing, a slight design element that garners distinct consideration.
An exposed timber ceiling painted creamy white enhances the bright sunlight drenching the main living space, while a geometric wood-burning stove set inside concrete sets the decidedly modern tone. This block acts as a floating partition amongst 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-sort 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 located within the other arm of the program 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 instant, earthy serenity.
Brick Bay House is a most liveable modern day dream property, tied to its surrounding countryside with casual, open and organic spaces.