Sandy Bay

The topography of the Tutukaka coast is defined by steeply rolling pastoral landscape looking east over the Pacific Ocean to the Poor Knights Archipelago.

This holiday residence is set below a high ridge in a cattle farm. The building twists to follow the contour with the living space elevated on a concrete plinth to provide a glazed screen to the sheltered courtyard behind.

The elevated living space is enclosed in floor to ceiling glass beneath broad overhangs of the extended roof.

The single level building is clad in blackened cedar with the sleeping spaces protected by louvred sliding screens.

Project Details: The internal floor area is approximately 275m2 and construction was completed in mid 2008. Fearon Hay’s project team was led by Maggie Carroll. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Photography is by Patrick Reynolds & Blake Edwards.