Q&A

NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

The key el­e­ments in this house: The cedar that adds warmth and sits re­ally nicely with the sea, the trees and nat­u­ral land­scape. The white brick is strong and stark and the cop­per is the ic­ing on the cake, the fan­tasy bit. (Lee-Ann)

Com­ing home at the end of the day: Feels a bit like ar­riv­ing at the bach be­cause I can see the wa­ter and re­ally kick back. In the week­ends it’s amaz­ingly quiet here. (An­drew)

Hav­ing fewer bath­rooms is ideal: We didn’t want a whole lot of en suite bath­rooms be­cause, frankly, who likes clean­ing bath­rooms? (Lee-Ann)

An­drew doesn’t know this: But I know I could strip the decor back and start again to give this house a com­pletely new look and feel. I’ll prob­a­bly do it one day but cer­tainly not just yet. (Lee-Ann)

I chose cop­per: I’ve al­ways loved it and al­ways had cop­per el­e­ments in my houses. Cer­tainly not be­cause it’s on trend: it ac­tu­ally wasn’t a big thing when we started de­sign­ing this place four years ago. (Lee-Ann) Lee-Ann and An­drew Tay­lor

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