This modern home opens up picturesque scenery overlooking Doubtless Bay. It accentuates both house and setting.The holiday home designed by Teri Donnelly plays with architectural lines, a simple modular form and a relaxed open plan feel.

The colour palette has been kept neutral & minimal as the views are the artwork for this home. To optimise their impact, dark window joinery used to create a framework for the outlooks. Downplaying the home’s presence on the land was another key factor – dark cladding was used on most of the exterior so that the structure would fade into the landscape when viewed from a distance.

An entertainer’s kitchen was the focus of the space and the owners wanted this to have a dark timber finish to complement the exterior cladding. The right look was achieved with wood-grain Melamine, paired with a laminate bench top; the splashback is in a neutral tone so that when the strip lighting is switched on the colours create a visual feature that brings the kitchen to life, especially at night; which also contrasts the white interior walls in the open plan setting. However, there are two sides to the kitchen as the working kitchen is tucked out of sight from the living areas.