Of schist and strata


400 Pound Road, Yaldhurst

By Negotiation

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Of schist and strata


Price by negotiation - 4ha

Inspired by the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by architectural visionaries Mies Van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, this ambitious project was realised under the masterful eye of David Ponting and Mathew Fitzgerald - little wonder this property was acclaimed in April 2018 Urbis Magazine. The home is a large, single-level shape floor plinth sheathed in a natural grey stone. A central water feature is encapsulated by a glass gallery with a floating white sail roof above. The gallery walkway runs on all four sides of the pool with bordering Himalayan schist walls which extend throughout the home's interior and exterior into the landscape, acting as radial arms grounding the home to the large grassed field. The dramatic nature is rounded off by the textural character expressed through the bold use of raw, yet refined materials on large wall surfaces throughout. Himalayan schist, Brazilian stone, wood-grained concrete and dark stained oak provide a richness to all rooms. All living areas and bedrooms gain access to stunning views and high levels of sunshine. Courtyards on all sides give shelter from the shifting winds. The home's core provides the ultimate all-weather play space with its pool, spa, barbecue bar and media room. At night the home takes on a new personality as the dynamic materials are mirrored in glass walls and soft pool lighting drifts over walls and ceilings. It's a timeless home designed for a dynamic, playful family that value refined materials, strength of expression and the solidity that only a concrete and stone home can provide. It's a home you really need to experience to understand. There is a quality and confidence in the architecture that can only be absorbed from within while the relationship to its expansive site deserves time wandering to appreciate. I doubt there will be many like this come along in a lifetime!

To download the property file: http://www.propertyfiles.co.nz/property/5511263 or view https://urbismagazine.com/articles/of-schist-and-strata/

400 Pound Road, Yaldhurst

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