Location: Mt Maunganui
Key Design Features: In part a homage to the creosote bach and the archetypal black-barn, this new home is a modern interpretation of the New Zealand vernacular. The design process involved careful planning of spaces that would best take advantage of the views, the wind, the sun, while still providing a strong connection to the landscape.
Somewhat unusual for a beach-front property, this house steps back from the beach and elevates itself on a landscaped terrace; creating garden views, privacy and seclusion. From the interior, the light and spacious interior frames sea views via large shuttered windows and exposed trusses on the upper floor.
Key Building Features: The building is framed in concrete and timber, clad in board and batten, and has clerestorey glazing overlaid with timber louvres.