This stunning white Federation home in Auckland NZ has recently undergone a renovation and oh my…its fabulous. This home is featured in the latest issue of Trends Renovation.
New Zealanders have their exterior colours worked out. They have a different light than we do here in Australia, but they balance this by having their exteriors in a slightly greyed off or muddier version. This creates a look of depth rather than eye blinding bright regardless of the colour. Its for this reason that I love the Colours of NZ palette that Dulux brought out recently.
This house has been given new life for a family with the extension that has been designed and executed so well (Darren Jessop, Jessop Architects Auckland & Sonya Cotter Design).
I love the large skylights in the verandah (very clever) that allow natural light to flood in. Note the lovely ash colour of the decking, so many options other than a deep reddy brown that can look to heavy.
It is the simplicity of the house that draws me in with the white on white colour scheme allowing the original period details of the house to shine.
And just when you think its going to be a wash out of white inside….the black cabintery does a stellar job of creating a dramatic modern kitchen.
I love the mix of the black and white here. So bold and it really makes that fabulous Carrera Marble splashback shine.
Modern, sleek but to me also a family friendly space…love it!
Great use of a charcoal in a living room. The panelled ceilings are devine. Also they have created a secret wine cellar from an automated trap door in the kitchen, brilliant!!!
To read all about this amazing villa please click here to go to Trends Ideas.