All of the apartment’s architectural materials have been sensitively selected to add a contemporary feel to the apartment both contrasting and complementing the historic frontage of the historic building beneath. The main structure is clad in a lightweight silver and white Alucobond skin; limestone and Calcutta marble stonework and lime washed timber floorboards and decking complete the elegant design.
This beautiful beach house was meant for architect David Berridge who has spent the last 30 years in New York City. But the fond memories of childhood on the beaches in New Zealand has meant that the Otama Beach House has been designed to replicate that feeling and nostalgia as the architect intends to now spend some time down under.
Available for rent throughout the year and sporting six bedrooms with integrated bathrooms a stay at Villa Amanzi would set you back by anywhere between depending on the season and demand. A small price to pay if you are looking for a weekend luxury getaway clad in complete sumptuousness.
On the top floor is a ‘Planter Screen’ which acts as a wall that ensures privacy while also growing little shrubs and vegetation which bring freshness to the home. The Maximum Garden House itself was designed with the specific purpose of letting the parents in the house keep a constant eye on the kids even if they are not in the same room.
Walk past this conversation starter and you will be struck by the open design of the home that employs large floor to ceiling glass windows. The generous use of wood gives the residence an inviting look while also acting as great natural insulating material.
The architects have divided the available space into two broad sections – an active area and a quiet zone and the entire arrangement follows this predetermined pattern. The beautiful open dining space an ultra-modern kitchen and a relaxing living area with a large L-shape sofa taking a center spot are arranged ever so elegantly to ensure that function naturally follows form.
The curved wall was used to create a covered exit to the rooftop terrace where the family living here can enjoy fresh air and views of the surroundings. On the inside the wall also acts as a defining feature helping the architects design a spectacular display of wooden beams and details contrasting with the white walls. The tall graceful curved beams achieve their length by being joined by unusual mirrored dovetails secured with wooden pegs.