Kiwi Spirit!

Monday, 12 September 2011

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It was the start of the Rugby World Cup this weekend and since we take rugby very seriously in our house, you can bet that we were up at 7am bleary eyed and groggy but cheering on our teams nonetheless (apologies to my neighbours, we will try and keep it down next weekend). I have really enjoyed watching the spirit and culture of the New Zealand people - what a wonderful event to host, especially after the earthquakes that devastated the country earlier this year. Keeping with the Kiwi spirit, I thought I would post about a beautiful house designed by Aukland based Herbst Architects. Apparently the site proposed a particular challenge as 90% of it was covered in mature pohutukawa trees. It is now nestled amongst the dense trees and completely looks like it belongs there!

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All images via Herbst Architects

11 comments

  1. uh i love that rugby picture. we don't really have it here in the us and it seems pretty crazy.

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  2. I love tha fact that is hidden between the trees it makes it very myserious. its a beautiful home the architecture is stunning. i enjoyed the rugby yesterday wasnt quite dedictaed enough to get up at 7am though. Enjoyed a rather large fry up & sat back & relaxed

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  4. Oh I love this house. Natural and homey yet very very modern. Love this look (and love rugby). Of course we don't get rugby on the tv here in the states. :(

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  5. Hi lovely,

    I love the lines of this house. I'm not sure I'd like to live there - it'[s very glassy, isn't it?! But it's LOVELY to drool over!

    And, guess what, I grew up about ten minutes away from the Royal Pavilion in Brighton...but I've only ever visited once!

    Sarahx

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  6. oh! my! gosh! This house is absolutely gorgeous, just look at that kitchen living room space to the view outdoors!!
    xx
    callie

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  7. That is a serious dream home!! Enjoy the games and hopefully your neighbours are still speaking to you:)

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  8. that is a gorgeous house that fits in perfectly with its surroundings!

    when you come and visit bondi you should make the short jump to NZ. it's cheaper flying to NZ then it is flying across australia. i've been to both islands. my husband and i qualify for permanent residency there. honestly if there were banking jobs there for him we'd be living in nz instead of australia.

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  9. I don't know much about Rugby :( but i know this place is insane! I love it all nestled amongst those gorgeous trees...

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  10. wood and glass. opacity and transparency. light play. gorgeous!

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