Samurai House Extension
Pinehaven, Upper Hutt, NZ
The new owners of the iconic Melling:Morse designed 'Samurai House' are keen Japan enthusiasts. They came to us with a brief to design a Tatami room and Japanese bathroom to compliment the house. With the Melling Morse grid and Tatami mats dictating the size of the spaces, the internal finishes and connection to the outside came to play a large part in the design of the extension. Floor to ceiling windows to the corner of the room create a lofty light feel, coupled with battened ply wood linings and Macrocarpa beams and facings creates a calm and peaceful new space. The bathroom is in true Japanese style with a separate sink & toilet, and a wet room with a Macrocarpa bathtub hand crafted by a local boat builder.