Palm Springs

Jonathan McAlpine TGA Ltd
  • Category Residential
  • Floor size 233
  • Location Bay of Plenty
  • Awards National Winner for Residential Interiors
  • Photos Matt Queree


Project Description

The relaxed presence of this home is evident upon arrival. A carport in lieu of lockable garage, timber entry jetty, soft exterior curved walls and lush plantings. This natural sense of calm seamlessly flows through to the interior. This experience provides a natural, calming energy.

The curved cedar clad exterior provides a gentle transition to the cedar lined foyer, creating a seamless connection between exterior and interior spaces

The interiors speak the same language as the exterior by replicating materials, this creates a symbiotic relationship. The warm texture of NZ wool and Cork tiling provide impressive Eco design characteristics whilst blending well and creating movement to the interior pallet.

This home boasts a range of ‘eco features’ and has been designed to gain accreditation as 6 Star Homestar rated.  This home provides solar electricity generation and battery storage.

The judges said: "This well organised composition creates a welcoming and beautiful interior experience that is practical, liveable and environmentally conscious. Soft curves from the exterior are seemingly perfectly placed on the interior for soft, spatial transitions and to invite movement and experience of the spaces. The detailing radiates elegance and sophistication alongside a calm and understated beauty, demonstrating skill and experience from the designer.

The material selection has given the home a biophilic soothing effect through with the use of light and materials such as soft plaster, warm timbers, cork, stone and wool. The natural diffused light has been artfully controlled to highlight and soften the experience and guide us from one space to another. The home is designed to 6 Homestar with fixtures and fittings calculated for energy and water efficiency. Exquisitely detailed and effortless."