Mark Hawkins

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Swennen House Marlborough

This elegant home has all the hallmarks of state-of-the-art design, comfort and luxury, while retaining a feeling of family-friendliness and casual functionality.

Overlooking the golf course and vineyards of the Fairhall Valley, this home on Marlborough Ridge includes a swimming pool, spa and steam room.

While the shape and aspect of this section added some challenges to the design process, the sun follows the pool and outdoor area throughout the day, while an undercover outdoor barbecue area provides respite from the blustery northwesterlies Marlborough is prone to. The use of exposed natural stone and plaster cladding on the exterior is broken up by cedar weatherboards which add an element of warmth and interest to the home. This theme is continued inside, with the use of polished concrete floors throughout the main areas.

Stone Farm Marlborough

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The owners brief was to create an Australian Queensland style home that blended in with the setting. The use of Macrocarpa timbers, Alexandra schist stone, timber decks and large verandas has helped to achieve this look. These materials have been carried through to the inside of the home and along with high vaulted ceilings the house has a warm country lodge feel to it.

Edge Hill Place Marlborough

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This contemporary style house combines both traditional and modern materials. Externally the use of stack bond blocks with Shadow Cladd linings creates interesting contrasts while the addition of timber fascia’s & beams gives the house a timeless look.

Internally the home again comprises of tradition & modern materials with large timber beams, Ply ceilings, stack bond blocks and beech timber floors in the main living and wide halls softens the clean sharp lines giving a slightly industrial feel to the main living areas.

The views are superb on the northern & western sides and taking advantage of these was very important, the use of large stacking sliders and large siding windows has helped achieve this. A wide hall with low windows created excellent wall spaces for hanging artworks around the southern side of the house, it also means all the living and bedrooms maximize the views.

Andrews House Little Kaiteriteri, Tasman

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The steep site and building constraints made quite a challenge for this contemporary home overlooking Little Kaiteri. Not wanting the house to look too domineering from the beach below the use of natural materials & colours was an important consideration. The house is clad in a combination of Shadow Cladd & Triclad weather boards with exposed rafters & timber balustrades. This creates a modern but natural style. Internally the added features of exposed steel, open tread stairs & mezzanine floor gives a spacious and slightly industrial feel.

Sandford Jury House Marlborough

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The clients brief was to create a home that maximized the extensive views, was constructed from solid materials and that blended in with the surrounding environment. The house was constructed with 250mm wide Hebel blocks and the use of large laminated timbers & local stone has created a timeless contemporary look. Large windows & sliding doors along with internal cavity sliders have all helped in achieving views over the Wairau Valley from all internal spaces in the home.

Mead House Marlborough

This home came with a very clear brief from the builder who wanted a contemporary home, incorporating innovative materials, stamped with his own unique mark.

The use of exposed tilt panels lends a modern yet raw aesthetic, while the plaster panels streamlines the home with the neighbouring houses and the cedar cladding adds warmth, texture and an undeniable homely feel, successfully embodying the feel of a big family home in a residential area.

Sea View House Marlborough

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The clients request was to design a modern house high on the hill overlooking the vineyard and capturing the extensive views over the Awatere valley. The house has been constructed out of Celcrete panels , local stone & cedar timber trims. Large stacking sliders create a great indoor outdoor flow to large outdoor living areas. Internally the large galley style kitchen sits in the hub off the house branching of to living areas & wide halls to the bedroom wings. Wanting to achieve views from all rooms we included double cavity sliders to the bedrooms on the south side which open the link giving views to the north. The clean lines and use of modern materials gives the house a comfortable contemporary feel.

Dry Hill Estate Marlborough

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This low lying modern home sits nicely into the landscape blending into its surroundings. The use of solid plastered walls, cedar, and river stone gives the house a natural but modern style. The layout of the house enables all living areas to open up to multiple outdoor living areas allowing the home owner to escape from prevailing winds and make the most of the sun at different times of the day. Internally wooden floors, river stone features, large cavity slider doors and clean lines make for a stunning comfortable home.

Dry Olive B&B Marlborough

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The clients wish was to create a warm and inviting family home with good separation for home stay guests. The design needed to include the use of large old wharf poles. The poles add a definite feature to the home both externally and  internally, with the added use of large beams, exposed rafters and rendered bricks the house has a natural and slightly rustic look. A large 2 way fire is a feature separating the kitchen, dining  and main living to the step down lounge. Open tread stairs, timber trims & timber floors all help create a very homely feel.  




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