Beach Residence, Scott’s Landing
This beach house is sited in a coastal protection zone on the Te Kapa inlet of the Mahurangi harbour. Falling gently east to a tidal sandy shoreline, it is surrounded by native bush and trees.
It comprises two separate structures both with mono-pitched, coloursteel roofs. Walls are clad in cedar vertical boarding, and timber verandahs take advantage of the sun and views to the coast with its native bush and bird life. These simple forms and the muted, natural colours of charcoal boarding and joinery, along with the dark green roofs, integrate and merge into the coastal landscape. Timbers provide an inviting internal environment and a low-maintenance, rustic external look.
“... beautifully crafted house delicately nestled into the landscape. The project develops and defines a timber vernacular through its spatial composition and attention to detail” - NZ Wood Timber Design Awards Jury
Residential Architectural Excellence, New Zealand Wood Timber Design Awards (2010)