clifftop house

clifftop house

Nestled into a hillside at the eastern end of Hahei Beach this permanent residence blends the ideals of family living with iconic coastal bach. When viewed from below the long roofline floats between the pohutukawa bookending the site, the cliff below anchoring and softening the bold, built form. From its’ third level living this home enjoys breath-taking views of Mercury Bay, celebrating the grand coastal panorama but without dominating the treelined crest. In contrast, the understated/austere,  ground level approach gives nothing away of what is to come. 

A textural study in material expression, spatial compression, controlled darkness and release to the light.