TASMAN: HALL HOUSE
As you drive into Mapua in Tasman you can see many new residential homes dotted along the landscape. While there is a lot happening on these new plots of land, there is also something happening on an old plot of land, not too far away.
Started in late February 2016, a new two story architecturally designed home for the Hall family is starting to take the place of the house that was there before. Backing onto the Mapua estuary inlet, this large 363 square meter home will have a small footprint, just as the owners intended.
The land is of historical significance to the local Iwi, so in order to honour the cultural significance of the land by having minimum impact on the site, the house is being constructed on piles with a timber floor, rather than the more common concrete flooring that requires more excavation work.
The timber ground floors are made of recycled rimu flooring and, when complete, will be encased with cedar weatherboards and titan cladding.
We are loving heading to work each day to enjoy this pristine coastal environment and can’t wait to share with you the finished build.