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Nick & Kelly Robbers Renovations

Nick and Kelly’s existing house was built in a lovely area of Raumati Beach, but it did not take advantage of its site and environment and called for renovations. 

The clients wanted to modernise the house in a contemporary style, based on themes they loved about the kiwi bach and apartment style living. They needed more space for the family, a distinguished entry and decks to enjoy of the sun and views.

The layout is designed so that the private areas are separated from the open living areas, while maintaining the flow of circulation between the different spaces and levels. 

The deck off the living areas takes maximum advantage of the afternoon sun, while the master bedroom deck provides a private space to enjoy the morning sun. The views are finally able to be admired and appreciated.

The house blends beautifully in its natural surroundings. The contrast between the warmth and irregularity of the cedar weatherboards, and the coolness and linearity of the Shadowclad plywood cladding provides the perfect balance for an urban style bach.

The warmth of the timber interior finishes complements the use of cladding materials and reinforces the concept.

Sustainable features include above code insulation to all new and existing spaces, a centrally placed wood burner and predominately timber materials.

Location: Raumati Beach

Builder: Harlem Developments

Photographer: Mike Bowater

Tags: bach Shadowclad plywood

But don't just take our word for it...

Nick & Kelly Robbers said:
“ Peter was very effective in executing and enhancing our original design ideas. He gave us a great use of space, flow and a connection with the outdoors. His approach was thoughtful and considered, and we never felt pushed into ideas we were uncomfortable with. He was respectful of our budget and enabled us to build a house we love. ”
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