WHO LIVES HERE? Kate Perry (quotation administrator) and Josh Newlove (architectural designer/director of Newlove Browning Architects).
While this rural home was built to have a light environmental footprint with upcycled materials, solar panels and a rainwater catchment system, the ensuite was one area where luxury was embraced. “The biggest splurge was our Apaiser stone bath,” says owner and designer of the home Josh Newlove. “It has a retail price of $12,000 so it is definitely a luxury item, but it’s bloody amazing!” The home’s rural outlook can be admired from the tub. Josh designed the basin around a solid piece of jarrah timber that came from a quake-damaged
Christchurch building. FACT FILE Walls in Maree Hynes Interiors ‘White’. Bath, taps, basin and hardware from Plumbline. Homemade vanity. Towels from Citta. Homemade ladder hanger.