Homes seldom sit so naturally in their environment. But this remarkable, rustic residence in Geraldine seems to have grown spontaneously amid the wild flowers that surround it.
Forget borders and straight lines, the pathways through this country home are like those in a well- trodden wood, winding and fancy-free, always leading somewhere exciting. The delightful light-filled living spaces are at once cosy and spacious. The home’s numerous annexes spread like the fingers of a giant hand on the land. The extensively glazed box shapes – bedrooms, bathrooms, living-and-dining – capture the scenery beautifully. Nestled between the forms, cosy alfresco living spaces are sheltered from prevailing weather and link inside with outdoors. The contemporary kitchen, with huge central island and ceiling-height storage, promises plenty of homemade treats. With walls the colour of whipped butter, and floors a deep walnut, this three-bedroom beauty is packed with delicious detail. Extensive timber and tiling adds a raw feel to the beautiful bathrooms. Borderless showers are in keeping with this home’s free-spirited nature.
Region: Mid & South Canterbury
Carters $1 million – $2 million build
Source: House of the Year Website