House On Omaha Beach, New Zealand North Island Real Estate, Architecture Photos, NZ Modern Home
House On Omaha Beach, NZ
16 February 2022
Design: Strom Architects
Location: Omaha Bay, Rodney District, north island of New Zealand
Visuals by NuMa
New House On Omaha Beach, New Zealand
Omaha Beach is one of New Zealand’s best white sand beaches. It is located on the north island, circa 70km north of Auckland.
The design is for a family home on one of the last remaining front-line plots, enjoying extraordinary views of Omaha Bay and the Hauraki Gulf. Strict planning guidelines with area and volume restrictions, along with the sun-path for the site, saw the architects develop a design that made the most of the site and the weather patterns.
Because of the extraordinary views, Strom Architects decided to place the main living accommodation and the master bedroom in a volume closest to the sea. This has an entirely glazed façade with a large balcony with overhangs.
This volume is dual aspect, to maximise the sea view, but also to make the most of the afternoon and evening sun on the more sheltered western side, where a large outdoor living area with kitchen is placed, with views through the house.
Underneath the first-floor volume is a sculptural elliptical staircase, in a minimal glass enclosure, which serves the first floor. There is also a rumpus room, that encourages outdoor living with easy access to the pool.
Strom Architects deliberately didn’t want to enclose the entire area underneath the first floor, in order to enjoy views through the site and to the sea from the rear of the house, where there is a generous garage with additional storage for surfboards and other kit for outdoor activities. On the first floor there are guest bedrooms and a home office.
Along the south boundary there is a 30m long lap pool that joins up with the large pool at the front of the property.
Interiors are minimal in white and grey with timber accents and timber furniture in a warm colour.
House On Omaha Beach – Building Information
Project Name: House on Omaha Beach
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Location Type: Suburban
Project Size: 400m2
Construction Cost: Confidential
Cost per sq.m.: Confidential
Completion Date: –
Main Contractor: –
Structural Engineer: –
Sustainability Consultant/ M+E Engineer: –
Interior Design: Strom Architects
MATERIALS / PRODUCTS
Construction Type: Steel frame with lightweight cladding
Cladding Materials: Micro concrete on ventilated boards. GRC Concrete Panels
Flooring: Limestone and pale oak
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Location: Omaha Bay, Rodney District, north of New Zealand
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This is a family home in New Zealand, right on the beach. The clients have two children, and the whole family love outdoor activities such as surfing, boating, hiking and other sports. As such, the house needs to reflect their outdoor lifestyle and general philosophy of family activities together. They want the house to feel timeless, and be flexible to accommodate extended family and friends, allow for frequent entertaining, as well as be a welcome sanctuary that the children can return to even once they’ve grown-up and left home.
To make the most of the sea views, the house is arranged with living spaces at first floor, with the dining room, living room and master suite occupying the beach-front areas of the house. Children’s bedrooms and a snug sit to the rear of the property, with an external courtyard in the centre of the plan. At ground floor level, guest suites sit alongside the courtyard, with an additional living space at the front and the garage and ancillary spaces to the rear. The swimming pool sits at the front of the property between the beach and the house; the pool has been raised up to act as a subtle visual barrier to provide more privacy to the house.
By spreading the accommodation across the site, with break-out spaces in the form of courtyards and terraces, it ensures that all spaces benefit from either morning or evening sun, dependent upon their function. The need for privacy is balanced with the desire to maximise the views, and different spaces are created to allow the whole family to spend time together or to find quiet retreat away from one another as needed.
As the family dynamic evolves, the house should be more than capable of accommodating their needs and growing with them.
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