A Modern Mediterranean Masterpiece

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Raglan's Casa Del Sol: A Modern Mediterranean Masterpiece

A Raglan home, celebrated in numerous glossy magazines and boasting its own Instagram presence, is now up for sale with a price tag of $2.2 million. This distinctive property, located at Road in Raglan’s newest subdivision, is a standout due to its Mediterranean-inspired design.


The Vision Behind the Raglan Mediterranean Masterpiece

The vision of the homeowners was to blend the traditional charm of the Mediterranean with modern building techniques, resulting in a unique, modern Mediterranean home. They named their creation Casa Del Sol.


The architectural firm Red Architecture was entrusted with bringing this dream home to life. The couple meticulously sourced materials from around the globe, ensuring they had the perfect fittings and fixtures. The handmade terracotta tiles came from Mexico, and the lighting was sourced from Italy and Morocco.


The construction process was well-documented on Casa Del Sol’s Instagram page, and once completed, the home was featured in Your Home and Garden magazine. The couple shared that they decided to build the Mediterranean home during their first lockdown in 2020, while living in Raglan.


Timeless Style and Simple Yet Luxurious Presentation

The home, with its timeless style and simple yet luxurious presentation, showcases thoughtful design. The north-facing home welcomes an abundance of sunlight through its large windows and doors, a feature that is framed by sweeping arches both inside and out.


A Reflection of a Traditional Mediterranean Villa

The interior of the home is a reflection of a traditional Mediterranean villa, with Italian Venetian plastered walls adding a subtle texture. A neutral colour palette sets the stage for a timeless space. The home features terracotta floor tiles, raw concrete, and timber, all of which contribute to the charm of the traditional design.


The curved kitchen island, adorned with handmade clay tiles, brings an earthy warmth to the space. The home is equipped with premium appliances and features brushed brass accents, adding to the sense of luxury living.


Open-Air Location with a Private View

The property also boasts a generous deck that wraps around the entire perimeter of the house. This allows residents to enjoy the open-air location, with a private yet expansive view of the water, mountains, and the lush greenery of the Raglan golf course.


The home’s floor plan features three double bedrooms, including a luxurious main bedroom with a generous ensuite and a large wardrobe. A second equally impressive bathroom is conveniently located near the bedrooms and living areas. The exterior of the home, with its rich cedar double garage door and textured, aerated concrete panel cladding, adds to its street appeal.

Living room



Kitchen Living

Kitchen 2


Bathroom 2


Exterior 2


Architect: Red Architecture   

By: Jamie Quinn