Harbourlife Village, Mangawhai, Kaipara District

In association with Wiredog Architecture - Wellingon. A new concept in harbourside village living for the 55+ age group. The masterplan consists of 24 two bedroom dwellings, each with carport and easy access to covered outdoor living…

Quarry Bach, Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast

A new bach on a challenging site. The site is bordered by an estuary to the west with primary sea views to the east. The site is cut by a open stormwater drain with tidal influence. A steep ridge rises to the south with the remains of…

Two View House, Waipu, Northland

A new house for a couple relocating from Wellington. The site is south facing but features sea views to the east with rural views to the west and south. A larger ridgeline, adjacent to the site, limits sea views to the eastern portion…

Paparoa House, Paparoa, Kaipara District

A new house dug into a sloping site with views over the Kaipara habour.     This project is at the sketch design stage.  

Ngunguru House, Ngunguru, Whangarei District

A new house in the seaside village of Ngunguru.     This project is for an expat recently returned from the UK. It has a loft space at first floor utilising scissor trusses and features traditional timber detailing. This project…

Pullman House Alterations , Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast

  This beach house sits atop a ridge with stunning views of Matapouri Bay. It had been in the family for many years. However its owners required an additional bedroom and ‘outdoor room’ to meet the needs of the extended family.…

Mangrove House, Ngunguru, Tutukaka Coast

    Designed for a young family looking to return home from abroad. This house sits on a spectacular site bordering an extensive mangrove forest.   The clients had initially approached a house building company and were…

Camp Kiwi, Whangaruru North, Northland

  This concept design for a charitable trust called for a master plan for the site with associated communal buildings and 'hut' style accommodation The overall aim of the camp 'is to provide children and adults with an outdoor…

Pole House Alterations, Ngunguru, Tutukaka Coast

Ground floor addition to an existing pole platform house A ground floor addition converts a modest sized existing house with external access into a generous beach side family home. With a challenging south facing sloping site, existing…

Beach Hut, Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast

  A new coastal ‘hut’ as beach retreat Having camped on the site, the clients wanted a simple bach that retained the magic of camping holidays. The hut was to reference a high country hut rather than a flat roofed pavilion.…