Designing an oﬀ-grid single level family home atop a farm hill, with views from the living and master bedroom spaces to the Cook Straight and Marlborough sounds was a big part of the conversation when we met our clients on a farm hill in Seddon.
This ‘L’ shape home wraps around a central pool with bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry spaces separated from the main living space & master bedroom suite where the owners will primarily spend their lives. Four spacious rooms were created for the overflow of family coming to stay, separated with a split level.
The dwelling is orientated on site to maximise the stunning views and sunlight, with plenty of kodak moments with sunrise and sunsets visible from the the living areas and bedrooms.
The home has been designed with solar and water collection, a modern wood fireplace provide ducted heating to the bedrooms and master-suite, as well as providing heating to the main living space. With large external walls and mechanical ventilation - this throughout the spaces, this home is designed for low energy use.