Matapana Road
Elizabeth Street
Marine Parade
Essex Road
Grosvenor Street
Cumberland Street
Easterbrook
Winsomere Crescent
Williamson Ave
Westmere Park Ave
Ashley Ardrey
Coopers Beach House
Ebisu Restaurant
Ewen Alison Ave
Hurstmere Rd Brew Bar
Martin House
Matapana Road
Nihinihi Avenue
Obstetric Clinic
Rice Restaurant
Robinson House
Rutherford House
Shoebox
Tyler Street Garage
West End Rd
Whites Road
Lynch Street
Godden Cres
Kirkmay
Allum Street
Archdall
John Street
Kawau Island
Queen Street Apartment
Scotts Landing
Seaview Avenue
Shorwell Street
Te Ahu Ahu Road
Wellpark Ave
William Denny
broomfields
colchester
Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
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Palm Beach, Waiheke Island
2000

A steep westerly facing site overlooking Waiheke Island’s idyllic Palm Beach presented an interesting challenge; to utilise the site in an environmentally friendly way, maximise views and indoor/outdoor living, to create a relaxed holiday home with a modern “bach” feeling.
The clients’ brief emphasised the idea of Waiheke Island as a place of relaxation.
Other requirements of the brief included a casual living environment, cozy and comfortable for two people yet capable of hosting a number of family and friends.
Climate control for summer and winter comfort was to be considered also.
Primarily constructed from concrete block, band sawn plywood and cedar shiplap cladding, and incorporating as many of the existing trees and bush as possible in the layout of the house and complementary landscaping, the house nestles comfortably into its steep bush-clad site.
The public face of the house is oriented towards the beach incorporating a large deck to maximize views and outdoor living. The decks and gardens are designed as integral elements of the living areas, opening out and embracing the surrounding bush.
Home of the Year short listed 2001.