Multi-award winning architect Pete Bossley adds another winner to his list with a contemporary beach house design that’s made to relax, and inspire. Okitu House at Tatapouri Point in New Zealand is the epitome of cool. With views of both bay and ocean, this amazing hilltop beach house sits above its pristine, lush surroundings, clinging to the ground with its casual, low-profile form. This beachfront bungalow was designed, at the clients’ request, to be large enough to accommodate extended family, yet still maintain a cozy appearance. The architect used an innovative, T-shaped plan to give it space while delivering that sense of comfort that’s typically lost in large houses. This beach home design boasts two wings that provide plenty of room while affording privacy, and allow for a wonderful covered outdoor living area with a view of the water through the glass-enclosed, see-through living room inside. The home’s transparency opens it up to the outdoors, making the spectacular view its true focal point. Pete Bossley Architects Inc.