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Contemporary House in New Zealand Combines Privacy with Openness

House Under Eaves designed by MRTN Architects stands less than an hour from Auckland in a new subdivision filled with family homes and trees. Sleek and stylish contemporary house hides its residents from prying eyes, while its medium height fence surrounds the property from all sides.

Grey wood siding contrasts with darker cladding and roof and black steel window frames. The latter cut through the structure to provide enough natural light and views for comfortable modern living.

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House Under Eaves
A medium fence provides the yard with boundaries 900x600 Contemporary House in New Zealand Combines Privacy with Openness
A medium fence provides the yard with boundaries

House’s facade seems to consist of a few supporting walls that protrude and partially disguise the numerous windows. At the back, there is a glass backyard entrance and just a couple of gaps.

Gravel mixed with putting green surrounds the property. Wooden planters are keeping weeds contained but also at the level with the windows.

The house interior features lots of wood as well. White plastered walls balance it out, creating a more modern look. Tiles in the bath and kitchen add a different interesting element to the interior. Numerous seats take advantage of huge square windows. There is one in each room, it seems. Although the overall decor seems pretty minimal, wood texture and natural lighting do a great job giving it plenty of detail.

Contemporary House in New Zealand

The yard is filled witih flower beds
The yard filled with flower beds
Wood-clad walls give the house privacy
Wood-clad walls give the house privacy
Minimal yard
Minimal yard
Living area with a dining room
Living area with a dining room
A small patio-ed area in front of the dining room leads to the green backyard
A small patio-ed area in front of the dining room leads to the green backyard
A long corridor ends with a cozy window seat
A long corridor ends with a cozy window seat
Lighting is simple and functional
Lighting is simple and functional
Another window seat in the kitchen overlooks the green landscape
Another window seat in the kitchen overlooks the green landscape
Simple kitchen design involves Corian countertops and upper shelves
Simple kitchen design involves Corian countertops and an upper shelf
Decor accents
Decor accents
Kitchen lighting is as functional
Kitchen lighting is as functional
Glazed hallway is light and bright
Glazed hallway is light and bright
The bedroom too opens to the outdoors with a huge window
The bedroom too opens to the outdoors with a huge window
Bath
Bath entrance
Tiled shower stall is hidden behind the walls
Tiled shower stall hides behind the walls

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