Nikau Rural Lifestyle

New home

This beautiful, architecturally designed, residential home perfectly acknowledges the rural lifestyle block setting. It was a winner of the National Executive Award at the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. It also featured in Homestyle magazine. The clients had previously lived in the Nikau Valley and decided they wanted to return, building a new high performance, contemporary house suitable for their busy lifestyle with three teenage children.

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  • Location
    / Nikau Valley, Kapiti Coast
  • Designer
    / Peter Davis
  • Awards

    ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards, National Executive Award 

  • Builder
    / B & K Developers
  • Floor area
    / 328m²
  • Sustainable features
    • Insulation (higher value walls and ceilings)
    • Windows (double glazed with Thermal break, Low E glass and argon gas)
    • Under slab insulation
    • Water storage
    • Solar power
    • Sustainably sourced materials
    • Solar orientation (passive solar and shading)
    • Low energy appliances and low water use fittings

Graham & Jacqui Nelson

We were very pleased with the work produced by AD Architecture as they took our ideas and wants and turned them into a fabulous home. In other words, they were great at listening to what we wanted and turning that into a great design. We were also particularly impressed with all their work with the council as there were no problems at all with documentation and planning approval. We were also really impressed with the ease with which they worked with the builders and engineers on the job as they were able to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Peter and the team are very friendly and easy to work with, so much so that we are using Peter on our current renovation project.
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