South Coast House
About this project
This new house is located at Ohiro Bay on Wellington’s south coast and has expansive views of Cook Strait. The design maximises the allowable site area with the roof and internal spaces constrained by restrictive side boundary recession planes enforced by the neighbours reluctance to permit any transgression of town planning rules.
The result is a distinctive site specific stylised design that produces fantastic internal and external spaces that fully engage with Cook Strait’s rugged environment. Sheltered and exposed spaces front and back allow for outdoor living no matter the weather. Internally, the spaces are rich in their spatial relationships where all living areas and the connecting stair are open plan to purposely extend one space into another.