This house is about living at the beach. Sited on the hillside across the road from Tahunanui Beach it is comprised of 3 separate elements - a lower level self contained space for older children and guests, an open plan living area opening on to a large deck above the lower level, and a bedroom wing. The entry and stairway link the 3 elements and provide an entry journey, reminiscent of clambering up between rocks, to a viewing platform above.
Contractor: IMB Construction Ltd.
Photographer: Simon Devitt
NZIA Resene Colour Award 2005
NZIA Resene Local Award 2005
NZ House & Garden “Perfect Pitch” – March 2013
21st Century Beach Houses – Images Publishing
Houses NZ “Twist Top” – Issue 02
“With it’s fantastic view of the beach, bay and beyond, adds to the sense of informality typical of life at the bach.”
A kink in the plan creates a tension between the dominant single pitched living area and the lower slung bedroom wing. The consequent off square deck, with it’s fantastic view of the beach, bay and beyond, adds to the sense of informality typical of life at the bach.