I've taken some photos of our wee house at last! Between actually finishing with the build, shifting in, taking some time to settle in and running my photography business I just haven't had the chance to do this until now. Walking around our home taking these photographs this morning nearly brought me to tears - happy tears! It's finally sunk in that we've done it. This is our home! Our dream has been realised. We're living it.
The home might be just 65sqm but we definitely don't feel like it's cramped or tight. Each area in the house has been well thought through.
The use of plywood for our walls and ceilings is probably the most talked about component of our interior. People either love it or hate it. We love it, that's why we did it. The texture it adds and the variation in the natural grains of the wood suits the look we wanted.
Our bed headboard wall doubles as a walk-around wardrobe. Designed by us, made by the clever Regan at Elite Joinery Solutions.
We've still got laundry shelving to go up in the bathroom and some towel hooks - all of which are going to be custom made by us. The bathroom is our only room in GIB so I decided to go bold with the colour tones in here. The walls are Dulux Nevis Valley, the ceilings Dulux Cardrona. Black fittings throughout and a one of a kind vanity unit made from reclaimed rimu and steel, with a stone basin that matches the outside bath.
One strategically angled shot of my office because that room is still a mess with boxes of sentimental items & seasonal clothing etc that will eventually get put up into the roof space for storage. This room is also home to the linen shelving and hot water cylinder (no we didn't go gas - another common thing we get asked about - our reason: one day we want to install a solar system, so gas would be a utility bill we couldn't reduce, where as electric water heating we can).
The much talked about outside bath tub! This beauty came from Indonesia and is a composite of crushed marble and resin. We've plumbed hot water to it and use it just like you would an indoor bath, except that (to the relief of the neighbours) I wear togs!
It feels like every part of this home is 'my favourite thing about the house' haha but that Siberian Larch feature on the front is a definite highlight, breaking up the black but complimenting it at the same time. Our builders (Wilson Baird Building in Riversdale) did an incredible job with the exterior and while the changing runs of horizontal & vertical corrugated cladding were one of my most annoying design ideas logistically I think it's SO worth it.
We can't wait to put Matt's custom made outdoor furniture on the deck ready for summer days with the bi-folds stacked open. And soon the task of landscaping will begin. More photos to come as we continue to get settled and do the final finishing touches.