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The client’s brief was for an affordable comfortable family home with ‘wow factor’ on this modest sized section to maximise their investment. Built at Panorama Heights, one of Nelsons hill top subdivisions, the gently sloping site commands 180 degree views over Nelson city and Tasman Bay.

The Muirden house was also entered in the
ADNZ/Resene Regional Design Awards 2008.
Click here to see the entry (1MB PDF)

Muirden ADNZ Award Entry

Muirden West North West
North West

My solution was to create an averaged sized ‘comfortably adequate’ home that maximised Nelson’s sunshine while being oriented for uninterrupted views and responded to the natural slope in a sympathetic shape and form without altering the site contour.

Muirden West

I have produced a building that floats above the natural contour with wide cantilevered floors while responding with roofs that are pitched to both match and oppose the slope allowing the gull wing roof design to be reflected also at ground level, completing the effect.

Muirden North West
North West

Dark painted James Hardie Linea direct fixed weatherboards are used without contrast except for carefully arranged fenestration. Including decks and garage, this house is a four bedroom 236 sq.m. dwelling costing just $350,000 to build.

Muirden Entry

Muirden Award

Muirden West
Street view

Muirden Entry
CAD Rendered view of entrance to Muirden house. South West view.

Muirden East Birdseye
East birdseye view.

Muirden North
North View

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