The owners of this home drew their inspiration from “Nordic” architecture to which Shanahan Architects has adapted the design to meet a Kiwi family lifestyle, where outdoor rooms and decks give more options for entertaining outside through spring, summer and autumn.
Lakeview_Front_Exterior_AK-9-3261-029The original brief also included building in a style that would be sympathetic to the 70’s cedar houses already in the street, but with a modern twist.
Keeping within the original homes footprint , the new house was designed with large sliders to the front and rear living areas to maximise the indoor/outdoor flow and natural light coming into the property. The eastern rooms and deck capturing panoramic views over Lake Pupuke, and the rear linnai and deck/tile areas creating a fantastic outdoor entertainment space.
The interior of the home flows easily with garaging, three large bedrooms, a bathroom and office on the lower level. The entry is mid level with living, dining, kitchen, TV & family rooms and master suite all on the upper level.
Lakeview_Interior_AK-9-3261-007Much thought was given to all detailing of this property and what at first glance appears to be quite a minimalistic house is in fact a home with many various discreet features.
This home complements its environment and is a welcome retreat for a busy family.