Waipu Home designed by Jessop Architects, offers a simple, low-maintenance home that comprised two separate volumes – living and sleeping. In addition to this, as per the owner’s desire, it takes advantage of sweeping coastal views. Also, creating a choice of free-flowing outdoor entertainment spaces, protected from both the onshore and the prevailing winds. As a result, the relatively simple, pinched L-shaped layout consisting of two box forms, with axial points leading east out to the Hen and Chicken Islands along the bedroom wing, and north up the coast to Marsden Point and Whangarei Heads along the living wing.

Approaching the house, an in-situ concrete spine wall is the first element the visitor interacts with. Its prime purpose to protect the entry from the prevailing wind. The 276sqm footprint incorporates four bedrooms, including a master with en suite, 2.5 bathrooms, and a second lounge in the ‘bedroom’ wing. While the ‘living’ wing incorporates the kitchen and main entertaining space, which leads out onto two outdoor spaces. One of which is covered and heralded by a fire and outdoor kitchen oriented to the southeast, while the other faces North. Moreover, the front of the kitchen island, with its granite waterfall benchtop, is clad in vertical timber that references the verticality of the black aluminium exterior cladding.

Inside, the material palette reflects the simplicity of the exterior. It is defined by a restrained palette of concrete, cedar and aluminium, with cedar sarking on the ceilings, wide plank oak flooring, and contemporary features, such as flush recessed strip lighting in the ceiling. Surely, this home is a great place for the owner who has passion with the simple life and want to enjoy the stunning nature views surrounding.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects
The restrained material palette of concrete, cedar and aluminium chosen not only for its simplicity, but also for its durability against the harsh marine environment.
Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects
Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects
Also, the other key element in the brief was for robust, low-maintenance materials.
Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects
Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects
The interior of the home offers the wide-planked oak in the ceiling and on the floors.
Waipu Home, Elegant L-Shape with Coastal Views by Jessop Architects

The Waipu Home Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Having already completed an extensive villa renovation for our Auckland-based clients, we were engaged to work with them again to design a modern coastal house on an elevated 5ha site overlooking Waipu Cove.

Photo credit: Jamie Cobel| Source: Jessop Architects

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 4 Brown Street, Level 1, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011
– Tel: +64 9 360 7110
– Email: [email protected]

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