Bright Family Weekend Retreat in New Zealand: The Dixon House
Having a dream weekend house is an exceptional way to relax. After a lot of research and planning, the house you always dreamed of can be yours, just like the Dixon House in Martinborough, New Zealand became the perfect weekend living place for the inhabitant’s family. Constructed by Stapleton Elliot Design Group, the residence is an uncluttered weekend retreat, featuring three pavilions positioned around an enclosed and sheltered courtyard. At each end of the house, there are private spaces that shelter the master bedroom and guest rooms. The central pavilion accommodates entertaining and living spaces, perfect for the family get-togethers. The architects describe the house as a space filled with light: “The emphasis of the design is to merge both house and site to provide views to the surrounding mountain ranges, rural horizons and to capture both morning sunrise and late afternoon sun. Considered attention to detailing is inherent throughout, complimented by furniture and artwork that connects inside space with outdoor enclosures to create a private and relaxed retreat.