The Cliffs

The Cliffs

  • Nelson, NZ
  • Recently completed 2021

This house (recently completed) on a dramatic cliff top site in Nelson, takes in uninterrupted views across Nelson and Tasman Bay.

The simple but strong form bends and cantilevers delicately toward north and Haulashore Island whilst also opening the heart of the house up to a rear courtyard protected from the sea breeze.

Materials are a balance of metal and timber cladding.

The house has very high levels of insulation, unique passive heating systems, motorized sliding sun screens, and generates its own power.

Custom designed rain chains, nautical colours and screens shaped with influence from the jagged rocks below all give reference to the coastal location.

Check out the temporary phone snapshots!