Experience the unexpected in this house tour of Casa Del Sol.
We encounter the rustic character that permeates the modern-Mediterranean house style without the need to venture outside New Zealand.
An integral part of the ‘Moditerranean’ appeal, a neutral colour palette sets the tone for an undeniably timeless space.
Let’s take a look inside.
Casa Del Sol sits proudly in the coastal town of Raglan on NZ’s North Island. With a deck that generously wraps around the property’s entire perimeter, you can take advantage of the open-air location with a private view of the country’s exceptional landscape — an essential feature for the owners.
Upon stepping inside, you’re presented with something completely unexpected.
Almost as if you’ve been transported to European shores, the home’s interiors evoke the archetypal experience of a Mediterranean villa.
Venetian plastered walls envelop the home in white, subtle texture, while an island adorned in handmade clay tiles inspires an earthy warmth. Sweeping arches champion this admirable style, repeatedly appearing in the entryway, wall niches, and Elysian Kitchen Mixer.
Casa Del Sol could be applauded for its attention to detail, with the meticulous selection of accessories promoting a captivating tactile and visual encounter.
Premium appliances, unique ceramics, and brushed brass features each contribute to a sense of luxury living — offering ample kitchen styling ideas for those who are feeling inspired.
Vertical surfaces are equally as aesthetic, with niche walls being afforded a warm welcome.
Not only do these characterful nooks function as artwork in themselves by exploring shape and form, but they also add dimension to an otherwise 2D plane, and offer a practical home for decorative features.
In the bathrooms, organic elements are invited to foster harmony throughout the home.
Terracotta floor tiles, raw concrete, and timber speak to the charm of traditional design, while brushed brass appears again to mimic the radiance of summer sun in a far-away destination.
Each area has been cohesively crafted on the foundation of a neutral scheme, without denying them the individuality they deserve.
A rain shower is dropped from the ceiling’s centre as the focal point of one bathroom, while it is shifted to the wall in the other to make way for an immersive skylight.
As you can see, Casa Del Sol truly allows its inhabitants to indulge in the daydream of an eternal vacation.
Want to see more of this design style? Check out ‘How to Use Earthy Tones to Create a Cosy Home‘.