2019 Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Architecture Awards Winner
Durham Drive House
Sited proudly on a hillside, but hidden away from the busy road above, this house is a confident expression of the owner’s brief. There is joy to be found in the spaces and forms, especially in the clearly defined entry with strong precast walls and canopy, and the dark-stained cedar and concrete block walls that anchor the house to sit in the olive-grove surrounds. Throughout the interior, an atmosphere of calm pervades, with the neutral colour scheme diverting attention back outside to the views beyond.