Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: A city couple and their extended family
Location: Tata Beach, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Size: 2,314 square feet (215 square meters); three bedrooms, two bathrooms
Architects: Richard Carver and Brad Beazley of Redbox Architects
The family wanted a simple and relaxed beach house and not a show house. They did, however, want to maximize the views of the beach and make use of the private side yard.
Carver and Beazley punched out lantern lights and long slit windows into the stairwell to pull light into the center of the house and frame views of cliffs and islands.
“The owners are private people, so were keen that the courtyard for outdoor dining be private and closed in, but still get the sun,” Carver says.
“The end result is a light and airy informal bach that fits the context of its beach setting,” Carver says. “It’s a casual yet comfortable base for family holidays.”
Builder: Jamie Soper of Asset Builders
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