Maximising the usable living space was key to the owners of this Waiheke Island home. Three metre high corner sliding door panels glide back to create a seamless flow between the interior and exterior living spaces. Additional sliding and stacking doors lead off the living area to give open views from the kitchen out to the front deck.
The architect wanted a window and door solution that would achieve the best indoor-outdoor living, with a chunky square look to blend in with the surrounds. The “boxy” square profile of Fairview Architectural series of windows and doors works beautifully with the contemporary look and interior styling. And the earthy colour blends perfectly with the weathered wood cladding exterior.
The statement sliding doors provide seamless connections between the spaces. Flush door tracks extend the interior floor line outside ensuring a more comfortable transition, with less debris to clean from the tracks.
Unique window combinations like glass blocks with glass louvres or double hung sliders can be found elsewhere in the house. They add to the tranquil feel of the home by bringing in plenty of natural light and picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards and beaches.
The homeowners of this three-bedroom Onetangi abode enjoy easy access to their extended living space, and when indoors, feel closer to the environment they love.
Silver Award in the New Homes $1 – 2 million build category, at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2016.