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Waikanae House / Parsonson Architects

  • 01:00 - 19 December, 2011
Waikanae House / Parsonson Architects
Waikanae House / Parsonson Architects, © Paul Mcredie
© Paul Mcredie

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Gerald Parsonson, Andrew Simpson
  • Structural Engineers

    Spencer Holmes Ltd
  • Builder

    Stratum
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

   

© Paul Mcredie
© Paul Mcredie

The house is in Waikanae, a small verdant sea side town on the Kapiti Coast 45 minutes north of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. It is in the old beach area of Waikanae where many of the houses are holiday homes or ‘baches’ built from the early 1900’s onwards.

© Paul Mcredie
© Paul Mcredie

This house is a holiday retreat for a Wellington couple and their 3 children. The site is a narrow strip, which sits behind a high fore-dune towards the beach. The house is designed as a ‘dune hopper’ with the single open-plan living space sitting on top of the bedrooms andpeers 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 colours drawn from the seaside location.

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RENarch · December 25, 2011

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Carlisle · December 20, 2011

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Parsonson Architects · December 20, 2011

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Mat · December 20, 2011

This is a great New Zealand house. Plays on traditional holiday home construction, colour and form.

Centor4 · December 19, 2011

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Steven · December 19, 2011

Waikanae House / Parsonson Architects http://t.co/WPz7Q4yI - On the other hand, this house is beautiful.

Fulden Ayhan · December 19, 2011

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O'Connor + Shanahan · December 19, 2011

particularly like the quality of the living space in this house in New Zealand http://t.co/9I02EKe5

Eng Khalaf Aldawsari · December 19, 2011

“@Talkitect: RT| Waikanae House / http://t.co/uryTZ2pC
#SaudiDesign #HomeDesigns
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rok · December 19, 2011

the sitting area in kitchen and LR looks really nice! good house overall

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