Friday, January 16, 2009

Santa Fe Adobe Meets Whipped Cream

Canterbury. Jan 2009. Ajr
It has to be said that the architecture of the standard New Zealand home is pretty boring; but every so often you find someone who has rebelled against the general blandness of it all, someone who has gone off on a wondrous flight of fancy to create something 'a little different.' I discovered one such place yesterday when I was out driving in North Canterbury. Nothing stands out more in a tiny New Zealand rural settlement than a house that combines the free-flow organic forms of New Mexican adobe architecture with a whipped-cream white exterior. I don't think I could be held responsible for driving away thinking of deserts, pavlovas and cowboys.

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