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A gen­er­ous 2.2-me­tre-high front door opens onto the en­trance hall. On the left is Aaron’s of­fice (which has its own ac­cess to the garage) and on the right is an over­sized barn door. Brid­get han­kered after a barn door for her new home, so had one made from re­cy­cled rimu, us­ing a pic­ture found in a mag­a­zine as the blue­print. Slid­ing open this door re­veals the heart of the home: a stun­ning open-plan liv­ing, din­ing and kitchen space.

This space leads to a huge, 12-me­tre-long hall­way which ser­vices the bed­room wing. Four bed­rooms have been po­si­tioned to take ad­van­tage of the sun on the north­ern side of the house.

“The hall­way allowed us to lo­cate the bed­rooms on the warm side of the house and have them open onto a deck,” says Aaron.

ABOVE The flo­ral wreath adorn­ing the front door is by flo­ral artist Sarah Till. RIGHT Brid­get has a col­lec­tion of wooden cut­ting boards that are ei­ther hand­made or have been picked up at var­i­ous school galas and home shows.

Rep­e­ti­tion is pleas­ing to the eye. If you find some­thing you love, try dis­play­ing it in groups of three or five.

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