Haven on earth
Marvellous use of macrocarpa brings a touch of magic to this modern and spacious haven in Havelock North, Hastings. But the true allure lies just beyond the open-plan living space.
An inviting lap pool wraps around the home, offering unimpeded views of the countryside from the water’s edge. A cantilevered rooftop is its crowning glory. Back inside the living space, 3.6m ceilings draw gasps of admiration from guests. Views and natural light flood in through masses of glass. A full-height limestone fireplace commands attention and offers comfort on cold nights. A total of five timber decks are cleverly positioned for any weather or time of day. Floor-to-ceiling cavity sliders allow open spaces to merge on the generous 302sqm footprint. Three bedrooms accommodate the family of three and their frequent long-term guests. A mixture of recycled matai and polished concrete floors are practical, yet pleasing to the eye. Well- crafted built-ins provide storage and interest. Pre-cast concrete walls conceal wet-floor showers in two of the three bathrooms.