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Kapiti Coast Residence, New Zealand

Raumati Beach House, Kapiti Coast, North Island design by HMA

19 Mar 2010

Raumati Beach House

Location: north of Wellington, North Island, NZ


Location: 39 Rosetta Road, Raumati South, Kapiti Coast (north of Porirua)

Contemporary New Zealand residence

Raumati Beach House, Wellington

Design Approach

This home was conceived as a very simple arrangement around a central entrance spine and timber skylight element. This skylight not only anchors the centre of the house but also admits morning sun deep into the heart of the house. It is a sculpted timber interstitial zone, providing both circulation and lots of storage.

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The kitchen / dinning / living space spans the breadth of the westerly elevation, very open to the view. This space is bounded by the stone fireplace to the North and the kitchen to the South. In contrast the bedrooms are more closed, only opening to north and south via controlled openings and high level clerestories. A large timber door enables the main bedroom to open up a singular view through the living space to the west. The vehicle turning area to the East doubles as a sheltered courtyard space, with a shading element attached to the garage.

A simple palette of materials have been used, including painted board and batten, local river stone, hardwood timber slats and screens and aluminium windows and doors. Some external finishes have been bought in to the interior and to accentuate the connection to outside. Exposed timber framing elements have been included to some interior walls and ceilings as a contemporary reference to the traditional bach.

New Zealand Architecture Awards 2008/9

Raumati Beach House Wellington images / information from HMA

Location: Raumati Beach, Wellington, New Zealand

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