This stunning beach house is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is nestled under a grove of Pohutukawa trees adjacent to the beach. Created for the Butler Family, for short and extended stays, this home does much to blend into it’s surround and create a sense of open tranquility.
Since some trees had to be cut down and removed to build the home, Herbst Architects have chosen to use a lot of Cedar timber on both the exterior and interior of this house. The idea that “letting nature do it’s thing” will allow the timbers will soften and silver over years, keeping with a natural aesthetic rather than “plasticising everything” as Lance Herbst says.
Much of the concept has to do with retaining a sense of the trees and blending the border between inside and outside. This is particularly apparent with the roof supports and the sliding glass doors to the outdoor deck.
I love this shot of the living room with sunlight dappled over the floor… Heaven!
Not so keen on the bedroom shot here. But I think that is largely just a styling thing.
Beautiful detailing of the exterior timber cladding.
Am putting this gorgeous beach side retreat on my wish list! Might put a matching holiday on there too….
All photos by Patrick Reynolds.