Organised over three floors on the steep site, the form of the house is layered to reduce its bulk.
Privacy is achieved through the arrangement of levels, placement of landscape walls, and vertical fins that regulate and frame views.
Externally, a rich palette of materials contrasts with the surrounding greenery.
At the front of the home, vertical fins painted in liquid copper complement the warm tones of the cedar cladding.
Completed while the renovation of the Suter Art Gallery was taking place, the home shares a palette of materials with the gallery, which the builder also worked on.
Soft-grey aluminium cladding, plywood ceilings with a blond lacquer finish, and basalt flooring connect the home with the nearby landmark.
A covered outdoor entertaining area and flat lawn connect seamlessly to the living area, and then step down to the pool which floats above the street edge.
Both borrow shade from the mature trees of the neighbouring properties, creating a tranquil space to enjoy the Nelson sunshine.
A clerestory window brings extra light in a bathroom space, and highlights robust basalt flooring tiles.