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that is pleasing to the senses but at the same time is highly practical and livable. “A great deal of thought went into the detailing for the home’s cedar cladding,” says Brouard. “All the jointing is flush fin- ished – emphasising the simple forms.” Indoors, wall-size sliders in the living and bedroom wings open up the interior spaces to the all-surrounding scenery. Energy-efficient modern technologies, such as geothermal heating and energy- saving LED lighting are another feature of the rural home. Facing page: The guest bathroom, in the gallery space, is finished in blackboard paint providing an interesting and ever-changing look for the space, which is mainly used by the owners’ children. Above: Privacy plus – the master bedroom is located at the outer end of the central bedroom wing, separated from the three children’s bedrooms by the master ensuite. The fifth bedroom is in the guest suite in an adjacent wing. Left: In a house with many vistas and framed views, the fully tiled and wood ceiling master ensuite also enjoys a room-high aspect of the land. search | save | share at