Paku’s Contemporary Home

New home

Paku Home is an award-winning contemporary home named ‘Regional Highly Commended’ for New Homes 150-300 m² in the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.

Situated in a delightful rural and bush setting on the western most point of the Tararua Ranges, the clients had owned this property for 25 years. Paku Home is a great example of contemporary architecture; its unique, modern, healthy, and a practical, efficient family home that takes full advantage of its surrounding environment as well as complementing the landscape.

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  • Location
    / Ohau, Horowhenua
  • Designer
    / Peter Davis
  • Awards

    ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards, Regional Highly Commended – New Homes 120-300 m²

  • Builder
    / B & K Developers
  • Floor area
    / 245m²
  • Sustainable features
    • Insulation (higher value walls and ceilings)
    • Windows (double glazed with Thermal break, Low E glass and argon gas)
    • Under slab and slab edge insulation
    • Water storage
    • Solar power
    • Sustainably sourced materials
    • Solar orientation (passive solar and shading)

Denis and Liz Paku

When planning the build of our new house, we contacted several building companies and found the best they could offer was to drop a predesigned plan onto our section. That led us to contact Peter. One visit to the site and two lines drawn on paper (a graceful curve tracking the sun and views intersected by a line to the bush) and we could see that he was listening to our vision.

His final design incorporated all our requests and fulfilled every part of our brief. The result was a warm, energy efficient, sunlit, spacious home with the enormous wow factor.
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