Surely this is natural living at its finest – a plethora of wood finishes and an elegant pool connect this intelligently designed home to its enviable dune and sea setting

Designed by  architectural designer Jason Macdonald, JMAC Architecture

From the designer:

Having lived on the site for a decade our clients sought to replace their existing outlived dwelling with a new home which had a sense of naturalness within the beachfront location, and celebrated the memories and lifestyle they had enjoyed from the site. Our clients wished to retain the functional layout of the old, with a considered approach to the new.

The design seeks to maximise the attributes of this outstanding beachfront site by placing the living on the upper level with extensive glazing along the front of the house to access the views over the dunes to the ocean horizon. Kids living and bedrooms are placed on the ground living, with bedrooms opening out to the pool area below the elevated living decks.

The design is comprised of a series of symmetrical boxes with a centrally pitched and cantilevered steel roof projecting to the horizon. A harsh coastal climate called for hard wearing materials. 

An arboretum collection of woods have been used throughout the project including hardwoods, plywoods, oaks and two contrasting cedar weatherboard profiles which will weather in the manner of driftwood. This combination of wood, natural tones echo the surrounding beachfront environment.

Credit list

Architectural designers
Jason Macdonald, JMAC Architecture
Structural engineers
Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers
Interior designer
Twill Interior Design
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – NZ TIDA Homes – Highly Commended
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Riordan Construction
Kitchen design
Vekart Kitchens

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowen Photography

08 Mar, 2020

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