EARLIER DESIGNS: HOGARTH BACH, Okiwi Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
Clad simply in James Hardie woodgrain weatherboard with timber corner boards and designed
to blend into the existing bush and respond also to the expansive lawn area the owners had
previously created in a clearing, this holiday home was a succesful blending of site and
Following a careful survey
of the house site, only a few minor trees were removed with the remainder left to flourish
in harmony with the buildings. The carport was separated from the main house to allow many
trees to remain and is connected with a covered board walk leaving the 'forest floor'
A huge picture window was
designed for the main living room and alongside it (so as not to compete) a large deck
stepped down from house level to prevent obstruction of views and to give one a feeling of
it 'floating' in the bush. Both features allowing unobstructed spectacular views of Okiwi
Bay and surrounds.
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