• A retreat in the country is all about going back to nature. But this home in the magnificent Kauaeranga Valley on the Coromandel Peninsula takes the idea more literally than most.

Lance and Nicola Herbst of Herbst Architects were commissioned to design the house for a couple who work in the film industry. Because the pair are filming on location for long periods of time, they wanted a place where they could retreat between filming assignments.



LANCE HERBST. Rusted corrugated iron creates a weathered patina that helps to define the bold, modern form of this farmhouse retreat designed by Herbst Architects.

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