Cosy in winter, cool in summer - rammed earth and shiplap timber home, Karanui, Whangarei
This home’s unique combination of rammed earth and vertical ship-lap timber provides a sense of grounding and clean lines that fits seamlessly into this high-end subdivision.
Inside the eye-catching exterior, this home reflects the individual tastes and style of owners Julian and Sarom.
The home combines birch ply ceilings, macrocarpa rafters and skylights to provide warmth and light into the central living area. The polished concrete floors with a pottery tint bring a sense of warmth and simplicity to the large comfortable living, dining and kitchen area.
Completing the home are three large bedrooms, three fully tiled bathrooms and a separate lounge / media room and garage. This home highlights the attention to detail Modern Earth Homes delivers to ensure they meet the client’s brief.
With hydronic underfloor heating throughout the house, temperature can be controlled separately in each zone. This, combined with the solar gain of the concrete floors, the thermal mass of the rammed earth walls, and thoughtfully placed windows and skylights, make this home beautifully warm and cosy in Winter and cool in Summer.