The Dorn home looks magnificent from the outside and even more delightful on the interior.
The two story beauty showcases random width black western cedar cladding, with a flax pod roof and window joinery floor to ceiling high. The random width cladding gives something a little bit different and quirky to the exterior. The interior contrasts beautifully with loud colour, and strong natural tones. A solid oak staircase is the centrepiece of the home complimented by wooden themes flowing through the kitchen, bathrooms and living area. Recycled Rimu floor joists make the shelving in the lounge – another stunning feature.
The Dorn home’s main focus is to be energy efficient, which lead to the following must have features. The home is kept warm through winter months by a hot water heat pump, and also has a water tank that recycles rainwater. A pot belly fire highlights the living area, creating warmth as well as saving on energy. One of the best energy saving features is the polished concrete floor with underfloor heating that runs on solar power. There are sun shades and cedar screens to minimise the summer sun in the heat of the day. Last but not least, there’s no need to leave the house when you have a wine cellar. Oh look! It’s Wine O’clock.