Sited just outside of Cambridge, on a hilltop in Te Miro, this ‘country classic' home was designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views and blend seamlessly into the rolling farmland setting.
The home owners, a farming couple experienced in both dairy and dry stock farming, wanted a timeless, comfortable and functional home that captured the expansive views. So the team at Turner Road Architecture set to work designing a home with context and traditional roots but formed in a contemporary manner.
The site and surroundings inspired the selection of a natural material palette which included bandsawn cedar shiplap weatherboards and schist stone with cedar shingle detailing to the gable end walls. Substantial stone chimneys to the front and back of the home, multi-pitched shingle roofs and timber cladding are reminiscent of traditional pastoral buildings, albeit with a more modern profile.
The internal layout features high sloping ceilings and a neutral interior provide a light and uplifting, spacious feel to the main living spaces. The western end of the home houses the bedroom wing and a highly functional full-sized laundry/ ironing room with tiled wet room that leads to the back entrance of the home – perfect to wash off after a hard day on the land.