Fearon Hay Architects has designed City Beach House, set in a suburban street close to Takapuna Beach, in Auckland, New Zealand. The project comprises of two crisp white rectangular volumes totaling 290m² (3,122ft²).
This work is the result of the owner’s brief requiring a beach-side retreat in the city. A single form houses the downstairs living, eating and cooking with bedroom and additional living above. Additional sleeping spaces are in a separate structure – the two forms relating to each other across a grassed courtyard. The language is comprised of rough sawn boards and expanded aluminium mesh screens, all unified in a monochromatic white palette. Retractable glazing within the line of the screens creates open living and sleeping verandas for enjoyment of the summer months.
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Photographs by Simon Wilson and Patrick Reynolds with styling by Amelia Holmes
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