Kayaking, Swimming and Beachside Barbeques

Just as the sunshine hours are increasing, McKenzie Higham Architects are completing documentation for a new Peka Peka home which is all about the outdoor lifestyle.

Structured around an informal plan with a central outdoor courtyard, this home features generous covered transition areas between inside & the outdoors: providing shelter, shade and that private sunny spot for some personal time.  This house has been designed for “doors open” living in a classic, relaxed, kiwi beach setting.

The external form and selected materials reference traditional coastal structures: corrugated metal boat sheds, and self-built baches, while providing a durable, hardy outer shell protecting against the coastal winds.  In contrast, the porches & courtyard areas are fully timbered to create warm friendly spaces designed to encourage lingering…

The owners, builder and architects are all looking forward to construction beginning at the end of 2019.

Peka Peka Coastal Home View to Courtyard
Peka Peka Coastal Home Kitchen View to Courtyard
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