Traditional Mediterranean - Don Nelson Architects | ArchiPro

Traditional Mediterranean

This waterfront home makes the best of its countryside location and wide Waitemata Harbour views. “The owners wanted a look that wouldn’t date and which portrayed a clear sense of quality” says Don Nelson. This was achieved by the use of a soft wash finish on the walls, along with wrought iron and cedar detailing and slate roof tiles. Landscaping around the home had to accommodate its seaside location. Palms, succulents and hardy native hebe were chosen to complement the Mediterranean design and provide an attractive finish to the outdoor living areas.

Inside, a high stud and open-plan, split level layout complement the expansive tiled floor areas. The smooth transition between the open-plan living areas and a high stud are both trademarks of Don Nelson architecture homes. The kitchen and family area with its expansive ‘Peter Fell’ polished concrete floor, flow out to the swimming pool and outdoor dining area. 

The front steps link the circular driveway and a pair of wrought iron gates. These frame a tiled courtyard and fountain, in front of 3m high solid timber doors. Seen through faceted glass in the entry lobby, this fountain provides a lighted focal point at night.

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