Fearon Hay Harbour Edge House 1910 (reworked)

A bit of a change from the usual style of house I post, however this house by one of my favourite architects house is so different that I surprisingly like it.

This 4500sqf house in Aucklands Herne Bay had a total overhaul in 2014. The remodel and extension has been executed in line with the requirements of modern day living whilst still responding directly to the surrounds and coastal outlook. It has a real beach house feel to it, yet is only minutes drive away from the central city.

The newly added skylit kitchen moulds together the old and new part of the home, thus conceived as an internal courtyard between old and new. This space anchors the two wings and frames the stunning outlook.

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Harry – A.N.Z

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Julian Guthrie Karahu Beach House

This Julian Guthrie designed beach house in Omaha, New Zealand, switches around the concept of conventional living and has the main living on the top level with sleeping below – this is to ensure maximisation of the stunning sea views on offer. On the lower level, sliding timber shutters provide the flexibility to open up or screen the house and inner courtyard with swimming pool. The house is made up of natural timbers, stone and rendered walls to provide warmth and texture appropriate to the coastal setting. The informal configuration of the space, and the seamless connection of interior to exterior creates a casual holiday atmosphere that allows the family and their guests to relax and enjoy the beach side setting.

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Harry – A.N.Z

Kuaotunu House by CCCA

The following beach home is located on a breath taking beach side site in Kuaotunu, Coromandel, New Zealand. Designed by Crosson, Clarke, Carnachan Architects, what begun as a renovation led into a full re build. The building may look somewhat simple to some – which to an extent it is (as a beach home should be?) but what strikes me, and what I love about it, is the series of pods that have been produced giving off the feeling of a glamorous camping experience with the outsides been brought in.

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Harry – A.N.Z