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Eichleresque House in New Zealand Features Its Own Steam

To create a new home in place of the one lost in an earthquake sequence of 2010 and 2011 Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd have designed a modern Eichleresque house. Located on a cul-de-sac in Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand it incorporates an existing garden and the Wairarapa Stream. Since the architects decided not to use structural steel in the house design its cedar board masses give the dwelling a very expensive look.

Painted black with rare natural wood inclusions the house’s aesthetic is rather mid-century modern. Glass transoms and wall-sized sliding doors are creating the indoor/outdoor feel while the minimalist furnishings promote the aesthetic throughout the open layout interior.

Eichler style house by Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd. Eichleresque House in New Zealand Features Its Own Steam
Eichler-style house by Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd.
Surrounded with greenery the black modern house with white interiors stands out in the beautiful landscape enhanced with the Wairarapa Stream Eichleresque House in New Zealand Features Its Own Steam
The modern house stands out from the beautiful landscape enhanced with the Wairarapa Stream

An entirely white interior design contrasts nicely with the mostly black exterior. Light wooden flooring keeps the atmosphere airy while the darker furnishings and partitions give the place a luxurious touch.

Black wooden beams make for occasional accents on a white ceiling laced with the built-in lights. Only one of the zones inside the house’s core features stylish pendant lights. So it seems lighter on the details than the exterior. Decorated with various partitions and fences it looks much more interesting than a regular modern house.

In addition, the stream on the lot adds a special charm to the views that open up from the house’s numerous glass inclusions and windows. With a spacious green lawn between the stream and the house there is plenty of outdoor space. It’s perfect not only for lounging and dining, but also contemplating the beauty of the surrounding nature. (Photography by Stephen Goodenough)

Eichler-esque House in New Zealand

Divided with help of furniture and partitions the kitchen, dining, and living room each has its own spacious zone
Since they are divided with the help of furniture and partitions, kitchen, dining, and living room each has its own spacious area
Open layout features creative wall partitions
Open layout features creative wall partitions that provide plenty of storage space
Grey is a dominant color for the living area
Grey is the dominant color in the living area
The living room has a strong mid-century modern aesthetic
The living room has a strong mid-century modern aesthetic
Indoor-outdoor feel is created with the help of sliding glass doors
Sliding glass doors create an indoor/outdoor feel
A wooden deck surrounds the house
A wooden deck surrounds the house
There is a fenced flower bush back outside
There is a fenced flower bush out the back
Under gently sloping roof there are classic Eichler glass transoms maximizing natural light exposure as well as the indoor-outdoor feel
Under a gently sloping roof there are classic Eichleresque glass transoms maximizing natural light exposure

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