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The Jewellery Box

An intricately designed home for a jeweller with a keen eye for detail, the house is a humble volume with a series of drawers pulled open to reveal future moments of the interior. The Jewellery Box responds to the gently sloping site by stepping up the hill and creating a playful, split-level plan. Carefully considered views over the valley to the east are framed in feature windows.

A smokey, chocolate brown exterior is befitting for a jewellery box, and allows the house to recede into the surrounding native bush. Contrasting aluminium seamlessly frames the pop-out drawers. A renaissance of 1970s modernist architecture, the interior is layered with ply walls, timber ceilings and concrete masonry inspired by a love for the architecture of John Scott. Feature blockwork and tiles complement the natural, warm tones of the timber throughout.

The home uses eHaus design principles and detailing to create a high-performance, low-impact home for future generations to come.

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Our eHaus team is made up of some of the country's best Passive House builders, architects and designers who are redefining the way kiwis live one home at a time. Our team of professionals work together to see your dreams come to reality.
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