This simple yet stunning coastal house design by New Zealand's Parsonson Architects was made to work with its rugged coastal landscape. Located on the remote Shoal Bay settlement on Hawkes Bay (for the non-New Zealanders out there, it’s found at the east coast of the North Island), this rural house is raised off the ground and set adjacent to the original woodshed, circa early 1900s. The home’s style is decidedly casual, as described by the architects: “rugged yet welcoming and offers unpretentious shelter, it is the type of place where you kick off your shoes and don't need to worry about walking sand through the house.” The timber exterior features slats that allow natural light to filter through to interiors. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls and skylights also do a good job of bringing the outdoors in. Two slightly off-center pavilions make up the house, one occupied by the public living areas and the other by the bedrooms. Each end of the home features a deck – the perfect vantage point for the coast and the mountains. Parsonson Architects
photo credit: Paul McCredie
Posted on March 28, 2010 2:43 PM
I really like this house. Tell me about the pendant lights in the living area - I want one!
By sierrak | April 1, 2010 2:15 PM