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award-winning architectural studio

An old tennis court forms the site for the beachfront site. The main living areas and master bedroom backset family home. An extremely restrictive building envelope and site descending 4.0m from the existing driveway. A small site of under 500m2, with a 5.0m beachfront suite, positioned on the upper level to achieve extensive views out to sea and down the coast. Interior spaces merge to large wrap-around timber decks achieving a seamless flow to the exterior. Sliding interior shutters extend the space further from the dining to give connectivity to the void and entry foyer. Two bedrooms, rumpus and service areas are situated on the ground floor to create a very versatile space for extended family and friends to enjoy their stay.

The exterior palette enhances the building form and melds with the beach location. Cedar weatherboard and Cedar board and batten were used to create a detailed and relaxed aesthetic. This home was to create an architecture connected to the environment and capture the spirit of the traditional New Zealand Holiday Bach.

Cedar ADNZ Award winning Mount House
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