The site of this new home is in a stunning location overlooking Kerikeri Inlet. The views of which are enjoyed from every room in the house.
The owners included in their brief a wish for a home that evokes kiwi traditions in a modern form. An expansive asymetric roof drapes tent-like over a timber structure, with vaulted ceilings and full height glazing that brings the sky inside. The lightness of timber and glass floats on top of a substantial basalt natural stone base, which from the street appears fortress-like, creating a sense of mystery to passers-by. The stone base departs from the building facade in the form of a curved courtyard wall, embracing a private outdoor living courtyard and swimming pool in the sun, which would otherwise be exposed to the street.