Minimalist Dixon House by Designgroup Stapleton ElliottNovember 22nd, 2010 - Posted in House Ideas
The Dixon House situated in an established residential estate adjacent to the local golf course Martinborough-New Zealand, created by Designgroup Stapleton Elliott. This large 5,000sqm north facing green-field site gently slopes up from the road. The plan is articulated into three pavilions positioned around an enclosed and sheltered courtyard. Private pavilions, one containing the master bedroom suite and another containing guest accommodation and service areas are located at each end of the house. A white plaster clad central pavilion faces northeast and south west and contains common living and entertaining spaces. It unites the private pavilions around the ‘family social centre’ with a central focal point of a zinc-clad fireplace. This form opens to an elevated terrace and formal front lawn on the northeastern side. Large sliding doors either side of the pavilion retract to transform living and dining spaces into an outdoor room to enjoy hot Wairarapa summers. Small slit-widows in the southeast and northwest walls provide selected views of the distant hills when seated while also maintaining privacy. The northeastern wall of this space folds down stopping short of the floor providing low level illumination and maintaining privacy. Designgroup Stapleton Elliott | Photos by Paul McCredie
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