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This simple, high-quality home nestled amongst the sand dunes at Little Brighton Beach expands on the idea that a carefully designed small home can have big-house functionality

Designed by Johnston Architects 

From the architects:

This uplifting and beautifully crafted small home sits on top of a sand dune overlooking Little Brighton Beach, a dream home realised for the owners.


This compact home is a further exploration of the simplicity and affordability that may be obtained with small home living, while still maintaining all the modern-day comforts and practicality of a larger home. 

The home is planned as two pavilions linked by a breezeway dining room.

The larger pavilion comprises the public open plan living, mezzanine, media and guest bedroom.

The smaller pavilion offers the full comforts of a master bedroom suite.

Large cavity doors allow the rooms to interconnect and the home to open and grow.

This feature, combined with the double height living volume and large expanse of glazing dramatically increases the apparent size and quality of the spaces.

There are also a variety of covered verandas and courtyard spaces to track the sun or avoid the prevailing winds as required.

The beachside setting and simplistic design combine seamlessly to deliver a tranquil retreat and a perfect escape for the owners with space that is designed to effortlessly connect to its surroundings.

Credit list

Builder
Three Little Pigs
Louvre system
Operable Roof Louvres and Wind Blinds – Louvretec
Main flooring
Timber overlay flooring – selected by homeowner
General heating
Woodburner
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Highly Commended
Kitchen designer
Johnston Architects
Cladding and roof
Profiled metal – Colorsteel Maxx
Window/door joinery
Aluminium Doors and Windows – Fletcher Aluminium
Wallcoverings
Paint – Resene
Fireplace
Stovax

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Homes

Photography by: Simon Devitt

28 Feb, 2021

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