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.