L + D House




New Plymouth


New Plymouth

This unique inner city haven captures the essence of contemporary design in New Zealand.  Situated on a narrow and elevated site that orientates North and South, the contemporary linear form of the structure & planning creates beauty through simplicity.

Natural cedar cladding wraps the home, with extensive double glazing to the living and bedroom spaces allowing the rooms to open and grow out into the landscaped and alfresco spaces beyond.  The warmth of the cedar creates an inviting enclosure,  wrapping across balustrades, up walls (including concealing a double garage door) and onto canopy roofing, naturally tying the home together. The large sweeping canopy offers shaded and protected outdoor living space from three elevations while the interior compliments, features warm hardwood timber flooring and joinery, with open plan living and bathroom spaces offering multifunctional spaces.   

A truly unique feature is a custom mural painted on an existing boundary blockwall by a local artist forms the backdrop to the master bedroom, again blurring the boundary of enclosure, merging art and architecture. 

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