RECENT DESIGNS: HOULISTON HOUSE, HILL
STREET SOUTH, RICHMOND. INFLUENCES FROM FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGES
Arranged in 3 wings; Living, Bedrooms,
Garaging, this modest sized home on a small lifestyle block is sited for maximum sun and
panoramic views over the Waimea plains. Amended from an earlier version featuring parapet
gable end roofs, the exterior styling is influenced by the traditional country cottages
and farm buildings of central and northern France, yet built of modern lightweight
materials for economy, comfort and low maintenance.
The completed house
Materials have been chosen for economy
and simplicity and durability while still imparting some of the spirit of the buildings it
emulates. The roof is now Zincalume Corrugated. Walls are stucco on rigid backing with a
20mm vented cavity. Windows feature planted EPS profiles for sills and lintels painted a
contrasting colour. Joinery is Aluminium in silver powdercoat.
Photo from East
Spouting and downpipes are of plain
unpainted Zincalume fixed to stained rough sawn timber fascia boards. Pergolas and mock
shutters are also of stained timber while the gable vents are proprietry planted EPS
mouldings painted to match windows.
This rear view shows the master bedroom
in the small gable with BR3 just behind it with its own set of French doors and small
courtyard. At right can be seen the rear of the garage wing with rear porch.
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