Of schist and strata


400 Pound Road, Yaldhurst

By Negotiation

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Of schist and strata


Price by negotiation - 4ha

This estate is engineered to harmonise the environmental elements with the spectacular use of extravagant materials. 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 sealed driveway extends from the gated, schist walled road entrance and provides a curated view of the home on approach. 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 it is placed in. 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 the open rural outlook and high levels of sunshine. Courtyards on all sides give shelter from the shifting winds. The core of the home provides the ultimate all-weather play space with its pool, spa, barbecue bar and media room. At night the home takes on a whole new personality as the dynamic materials are mirrored in glass walls and soft pool lighting drifts over walls and ceilings. This is a timeless home designed for a dynamic, playful family that value refined materials, strength of expression and solidity. Opportunities like this rarely 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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