Imagine lying in beautifully clear warm water on a tropical beach. Or showering under a natural waterfall in the early morning, just as the day is waking and sun is kissing the landscape with all of natures beautiful scents and sounds to refresh and enliven you. Or at the end of a busy day relaxing and unwinding in a pool with candles lite to illuminate the space. That was my inspiration!
This contemporary farmhouse set high in hill country between Inglewood and Waitara overlooking lush green paddocks towards New Plymouth.
The house is Colonial style with Rimu finishing throughout the home. It has a very comfortable lived in feel and the retired couple entertain on a regular basis with many family members of all age groups staying.
‘Parthaney’ – Jigsaw Whanganui Fundraiser
Parthaney was the perfect home for a ‘French Country Rustic Farmhouse with a feminine twist’. This household is a family of three teenage boys and I wanted a dining setting that was inviting the family to sit and enjoy.
Parthaney is the name of a French fortified village. The house is an eHaus designed with German technology. The combination of the two gives you a eco farmhouse set in the lovely landscape of Brunswick, Whanganui overlooking a gully and north towards Mt Ruapehu and a glimpse of Mt Taranaki to the west, on a clear day.
This lovely old home built around the 1900’s had once had a grand entrance. Over the years the entrance had been altered and needed to be taken back to it’s former glory.
Bruce and Krystal contacted me after reading one of my articles about colour, published in the Wairarapa Times-Age. They lived in one of the original homesteads in Masterton and had subdivided the section to make way for a new home build. It isn’t very often I get to work on a new build in an established section as many of the new builds I work on are newly subdivided housing developments.
This is the original eHaus Show Home built in Wanganui. My brief was light, warm inviting colours using products that had a tendency to be healthier for the home owner.
I have always loved the structure of this building with the clean lines and simple detailing. This building lent itself to a simple colour scheme high lighting the detail. The interior was also kept simple using warmer tones to make it more inviting.
Another of Wanganui’s Iconic structures! The pedestrian tunnel was completed in 1916 with the Durie Hill Elevator Tower built in 1919. It is one of only two of its kind in the world. The tower had originally been painted cream and got lost in the landscape.
This Iconic structure is nestled on a hill overlooking Virginia Lake, Wanganui. In it’s hay day bands would play from here for people to enjoy and ice creams were sold from below the band stand.