Scrubby Bay House is a robust farmhouse sited on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand, built as a base camp for farm experiences. Patterson Associates designed this farmhouse in 2014. The home was a finalist in Home Magazines Home of the Year 2014.
A vernacular form belies its massive scale, the apex height is at 5.5 metres and its knee at 3.4 metres in a fully macrocarpa timber interior. Traditional detailing is juxtaposed against black steel fittings. At the centre of the house is a stone fireplace, constructed from rock quarried from the station.
This project incorporates many custom designed fittings, including door hardware, furniture and lighting, oak grills and handles.
The building shuts down with storm shutters unoccupied and when opened, the design sets up both seaward and leeward exterior environments.
It is conceived of as a piece of slowly aging farm driftwood, around which stock can graze.
— Patterson Associates
Photographs by Simon Devitt
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