Contemporary in the Capital

New home

Situated within 10 minutes from the central hub of our Capital, Wellington City. This home on a 900m² section was designed with family in mind.

With three teenagers and an enthusiastic golden retriever, top of mind, the client for this build wanted space and a somewhat bulletproof material palette. Their brief to us at David Reid Homes was for a contemporary architectural style. Clean-lined, boxy look so they could add character with the asian furniture and decor collected from their time living in Singapore.

To ensure the home meets their family friendly requirements there was consideration as to what would hold the test of time. In particular, the concrete floor (heated) is forgiving of dirt and means footprints and pawprints are easily wiped away. As well as extra-wide hallways and an extra-wide stairwell meaning more room for boisterousness.

The influence of Singapore may not be apparent at first glance however, black and white homes (colonial bungalows with dark timber beams and whitewashed walls) are now rare but sought after in that country - and this is reinterpreted here. The lower level, clad in dark-stained cedar board, looks smart and geometric. The vertical boards are random width to lend texture to the façade which wraps over the garage and a blade wall that hides the living room from the driveway. The downstairs zone has the kitchen and dining room too plus a master suite where the homeowner finds the walk-in wardrobe a real treat. Overall, the open-plan living area with indoor/outdoor flow is enjoyed all year round.

  • Location
    / Wellington
  • Designer
    / Peter Davis
  • Builder
    / David Reid Homes
  • Floor Area
    / 270m²
  • Features
    • Durable hard wearing materials
    • Open plan living
    • Indoor/outdoor flow
    • Double glazed joinery
    • Vertical random width board cladding