WHO LIVES HERE? Kate Perry (quo­ta­tion ad­min­is­tra­tor) and Josh Newlove (ar­chi­tec­tural de­signer/di­rec­tor of Newlove Browning Ar­chi­tects).

Your Home and Garden - - Bathroom Ideas Book -

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.

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