The humble letterbox has remained largely untouched since its invention in the 1850s. But for 2019 Northcote Pottery has released several innovative letterboxes designed to improve both your exterior aesthetic and serve your online shopping experience, with features creatively incorporated to accommodate larger package deliveries. Online parcel deliveries increased approximately 20% in 2018. Northcote Pottery accordingly accepted the challenge to create new designs that adapt to this trend. The new models include rain-resistant mails slots; generous storage for up to 5kg packages; and enlarged doors with combination locks. You can provide the postman or courier with an access code for the rear hatch with your delivery instructions. This avoids leaving parcels unattended; and the inconvenience of having to pick-up packages from the post office. These new models offer an effective way to enhance your street appeal; and have been designed for easy DIY installation without requiring assistance from a builder or handyman. The Northcote Pottery Letterbox range is available at Bunnings Warehouse nationwide. The new models:
Take A New Angle – Jenson [$388]. The Jenson combines minimalist design with maximum impact. Its asymmetrical shape puts a modern slant on front entrance aesthetics, suggesting that sculptures don’t just belong in the garden. The Jenson’s dedicated newspaper slot and extra-large cavity for bulk mail and parcels up to 5kg also proves that practicality can be appealing.
A Shore Thing – Hamptons [$299]. Complete the look of your Hamptons inspired home renovation with a letterbox inspired by coastal style. The Hamptons letterbox features weatherboard panelling and clean, crisp lines with the look of traditional timber craftsmanship. Its white finish achieves a light, airy appearance and instant harmony with a variety of home exteriors. This original design is the quintessential detail to complete your classic Hamptons look, whether your post is being delivered seaside or countryside. Perfect for boxes of beach towels, swimmers, and sand buckets up to 3kg.
Boxed In – Spence [$299]. Inspired by contemporary art and minimalistic architecture, the Spencer is a statement piece. Its bold geometric shape features an embossed walnut façade contrasted by a sleek black frame, giving the look of raw refinement. Its minimalist exterior conceals a secured extra-large cavity that can accommodate Australia Post satchels up to 5kg and a newspaper slot, allowing you to receive and leave parcels securely.
A Modern Adaption – Liverpool [$249]. The Liverpool letterbox is the classic picket fence made modern with charcoal panelling and a flushed front silver mail slot. Ideal for the new traditionalist, its sleek composite wood-plastic material is more durable and requires less maintenance than the traditional white picket. Featuring a discreet extra-large cavity for bulky mail and small parcels up to 3kg, this is an innovative reinterpretation of old-style letterboxes for new-age home renovations.
Simple and Stylish – Campbell [$199]. The Campbell combines glass reinforced concrete and metal for a Bauhaus-inspired look that blends naturally into a range of home design. The style’s two colours are intended to flow with, rather than clash against, their surroundings: a clean Slate, ideal for a cityscape; and cream Travertine, to balance a beachside or sierra landscape.
A New Angle – Lewis [$259]. With its simple geometric shape and gradated monochrome tonal palette, the Lewis is a sophisticated modern-day twist on letterbox design. It can be painted to any colour allowing home renovators that personal touch. Alongside an enlarged door and combination lock, the Lewis provides for up 500g of deliveries.
Mixed Materials – Gosford [$279]. Truly versatile, the Gosford’s organic faux stone façade and concrete outer panels add a natural touch to contemporary home renovations. There are two front panel colour options: the understated light grey Ash Terrazzo, which will blend with pale palettes, or attune to vibrant colourways; while the light cream Travertine is an excellent option for home façades with subdued neutral tones.
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