2015 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Ostend Family Home
You can’t help but be delighted by a house that invites you to lean back comfortably against raked hallway walls. The language of this house is modest, hand-wrought, direct and quirky. From its small cabin-like bedrooms and long, lean, sun-facing plan to its relaxed living and kitchen space and spectacular bath, this house is the work of an architect who has exactly and perfectly fashioned it for his clients and their young family. He’s given them something they may have hoped for but did not necessarily expect to achieve: a joyful place to inhabit.