2021 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Tucked amid a private enclave of pines and sand dunes, the pure vernacular form and simple materiality of this house creates a rich and relaxing coastal outpost. This unassuming home is comprised of a main dwelling set apart from its guest accommodation, a strategy that breaks down its mass and invites a connection with nature during the journey between the two. Informally arranged living spaces create a serene cocooning effect, with shades and shutters used to layer light, views and privacy. Care has been taken with every junction and material selection in this home, which is an exercise in elegant restraint.