RECENT DESIGNS: LE PETIT HOUSE, WINDSOR
DRIVE, TASMAN HEIGHTS, NELSON. CONTEMPORARY ART DECO?
Updated 20 April 2005 - photos of finished
A sloping south west facing section
with spectacular views suggested a solution featuring a split floor level compact plan as
best to accommodate the owners brief while conforming to town planning and budget
restraints. Modern clean lines was the order of the day with a bit of ornamentation for a
lift using a reaccuring array of Linea trim boards, adhesive fixed to the finished
The Finished house, photo equivilent of
the 3D computer image above.
Layered roof planes and a pergola
feature to "bridge" the corner, helped to smooth out and disguise the split
level appearance, encompassing both floor levels under the one roof line.
South east View showing Layered roof
and angled module of the master Bedroom.
Front Entry Porch with Lattis
feature. Garden Pergola bridging roof at corner.
A small observation deck gives relief
to the plain surfaces of this south aspect while creating a point of interest for the
master bedroom located behind double bi-fold doors. Large areas of glazing feature in the
Lounge and Family room areas, looking towards the expansive south west views which
dominate this property. This area of the plan was angled at 45º to best accommodate the
avalable views and sunshine while turning windows away from directly facing the neighbours
North west view with main deck accessed
off the Family room. Childrens bedrooms and a bathroom capitalise on the northern sun that
normally would be reserved for living rooms. However, this north side will be dominated
soon by a close neighboring house and so the open aspects to the north-west and south-west
were chosen as a better area to locate living rooms.
Photo taken from the North, showing low
profile house following site contours.
TO RECENT DESIGNS