Escapism in New Zealand: Beautiful Home With Wood and Concrete Details

Escapism in New Zealand: Beautiful Home With Wood and Concrete Details

A pattern of the rural landscape, the house located in Wairau Valley mixes concrete with wood, unveiling a particularly beautiful home, rich in pavilions and open spaces. The Parsons Architects, the firm responsible with defining this residential project, envisioned a place that emerges with the landscape. The Eucalyptus Saligna wood is very present throughout the house, creating a particular warm feeling of coziness. It’s interesting how concrete and wood complete each other. Everything is carefully balanced and in touch with the nature: “The owners were keen for a house that had a connection to the land spatially and materially. They were interested in occupying the site with a sense of encampment, where different interlinked pavilions offered different areas of occupation and privacy or openness.”

Moreover, the view is breathtaking, enhancing the feeling of relaxation. The social area is supported by glass walls, offering to the inhabitant a full view over the courtyard and the rocky landscape. The house looks like a very summer retreat, with an “industrial-like” look. The swimming pool and the terrace complete the exterior d├ęcor. How do you find this house and is this something you would choose for yourself?


  • Judy Bradley January 22, 2013 at 17:29 PMLogin to Reply →

    I don’t always like the industrial look, finding it quite cold, but the beautiful wood patterns and colors in this home are very warm and welcoming! Add to the fact that it is in New Zealand makes it very appealing! I have always wanted to go there!

  • Suteki January 23, 2013 at 03:53 AMLogin to Reply →

    wow, i want to build my house like that.. :D
    really cool and simple.. :D

  • we buy homes As Is January 25, 2013 at 07:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    Very contemporary, very new-age! What I loved the most were those clean lines, minimal yet striking pieces and that unusual blending of Victorian chairs within that ultra-modern kitchen.