This family home is built on a piece of dramatic coastal land in the Wellington region. It is laid out parallel to the coastline to ensure most rooms enjoy the views and late sun and are sheltered from the wind. Wind walls are staggered beside the driveway on the southeast side to reduce the impact of the southerly winds.
The house is intended to relate strongly to its context with three simple rural lean-to forms connected by a lower spine of light earth coloured concrete walls relating to the land. The predominant lines of all the elements relate to the line of the cliff and land on which the house sits.
NZIA Local Award 2005
Coastal House 2005