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This new bach by Parsonson Architects is economical, yet highly effective. It’s also got the best views

The place is a retreat. It’s humble and simple


Architect: Parsonson Architects
Photography by Paul McCredie
From the architect: The project is made up of 2 simple buildings, a small bach and a separate garage/carport with 2 basic bedrooms above.
The buildings are constructed economically, clad in weathered cedar and fibre-cement. They sit amongst established planting on this barren and often wild coast.
The place is a retreat, humble and simple with a large variety of places to sit inside and outside at different times of the day and night. An outdoor room faces east with views through trees to the sea and a pergola-covered terrace sits to the west, soon to be covered in Bougainvillea. There is a sunny north facing deck, Juliette balconies and a deck on top of the outdoor room off the bedrooms to survey the coastline.


First published date: 17 May 2017