North Canterbury House

North Canterbury House

North Canterbury House
North Canterbury House

This complex architectural build designed by O’Neil Architecture in conjunction with Lume Design (for interior design, lighting design and styling), and built by Brendan Falloon Builders.

The North Canterbury House sympathetically sits in its natural environment and gives a natural presence of sophistication through simplicity. The rectilinear barn design is divided into three interconnecting wings, centred around the open plan living area with a feature glass gable. Warmth and light flow through the home, thanks to the use of natural materials and the vast sloping ceilings. Areas are made more intimate and relaxed through a darker interior pallet and the beautiful, unique timbers used throughout. 

The build required a high level of attention to detail and accuracy with beautiful finishes such as the full-height vertical batten sliding screens on the building’s façade. They add flexibility, privacy and atmosphere. The home features a sleek, foldaway kitchen, polished concrete floor, wall panelling throughout and even hidden doors. The sophisticated design, slick use of natural materials, and constrained colour palette create a home that is warm and comfortable, yet minimalist and luxurious. 

Photo credit: Anna McLeod

The kitchen with dark interior palette and foldaway cabinetry
The kitchen with dark interior palette and foldaway cabinetry
With interior design by Lume Design the dark chocolate interiors add warmth
With interior design by Lume Design the dark chocolate interiors add warmth
Light minimalist bedroom
Light minimalist bedroom
His and hers bathroom with dark wooden cabinetry
His and hers bathroom with dark wooden cabinetry
The full height feature glass gable brings light in
The full height feature glass gable brings light in
The natural timber finish of North Canterbury House matches in with the landscape
The natural timber finish of North Canterbury House matches in with the landscape
Light spaces are broken up with darker more intimate areas of the home
Light spaces are broken up with darker more intimate areas of the home
The light and bright living area with full height feature window
The light and bright living area with full height feature window
An intimate sitting area features beautiful dark cabinetry
An intimate sitting area features beautiful dark cabinetry