WHO LIVES HERE? Alex Walls (designer and director of Alex & Corban) and Corban Walls (engineer).
A recycled Mini car showroom made from containers provided the raw materials Alex and Corban Walls needed to build their stylish holiday home in Whananaki. Corban lived on site throughout the three-month project, completing a large part of the build himself.
The couple chose a clean look for their bathroom, with twin basins, mirrors and pendant lights making a symmetrical statement. Plywood was used to line the walls, a cost-effective decorating choice which creates a warm, inviting feel and softens the home’s industrial origins. In hindsight, Alex admits she wouldn’t use dark floor tiles in a bathroom with minimal natural light again. To ensure the water supply doesn’t run low, tags asking guests to conserve water hang on each tap. FACT FILE Vanity homemade. Basins secondhand. Mirrors from Kmart. Towels from Citta. Tiles from Trade Me. Tapware from the original building.