2016 Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Architecture Awards Winner
A confident and dramatic design beautifully constructed from understated materials - that's one way to describe this wonderful house. Strong and symmetrical, the house sits serenely above what can only be described as a commanding view. It is spacious and calm, with well- proportioned spaces that open out into a succession of exterior 'rooms'. Throughout the interior, a rich and contemporary atmosphere has been achieved through weighty dark timber beams that clearly express the building's inherent geometries. On the exterior, dark-stained and clear- oiled cedar provide a compositional blending that allows the structure to recede into the landscape when viewed from a distance.