What do you think of this bold holiday bach? It’s situated in the small seaside town of Waikanae on the North island of New Zealand. Designed by Parsonson Architects as a holiday retreat for a Wellington couple and their 3 children, the house has been built on a narrow site behind the beach dunes. The house is designed as a ‘dune hopper’ with the single open-plan living space sitting on top of the bedrooms and peering out to the sea and Kapiti Island beyond. The house references the fibrolite sheet construction used in many of the 1950’s houses nearby, with the bold colours drawn from the seaside location echoing a retro style of architecture that works beautifully in its location.
[Photography by Paul McCredie]