• Marlborough Sounds
  • Photos: Rob Duff, Brendon Monk

This holiday house attempts to be dynamic yet unobtrusive in its magical surroundings, responding to the stunning views and wildly varying weather.

The main outdoor space is at the rear, protected from the sea breeze, with a casual entry keeping the simplicity and feel of a holiday house.

The structure was designed to stay within the carpentry trade, due to the location and budget. Timber pole foundations create a large storage area under the main level. The other main materials are cedar shiplap and profiled metal cladding. Water comes from both roof collection and a natural spring on the site and is stored in water tanks on the storage level. All wastewater is treated on-site.

This project was designed by Brendon during his time at Arthouse Architecture.