Built in the 1940s, this homestead was reconfigured internally to suit a cellar door, wine lounge, commercial kitchen and dining room. Given its rural location, the intention was to provide a space that was homely and comfortable yet still a treat to come to.
Key original elements of the house were kept – rimu wall paneling and floors, and concrete in the newer parts was exposed and ground back to the aggregate. A sweeping, curved timber tasting bar was inserted, along with bentwood chairs, banquette seats, american ash furniture and joinery, handmade rugs and vintage lounge chairs.
A project in collaboration with Michelle Freeman.