The family that commissioned this summer cottage at Buckleton Bay in Matakana, New Zealand enjoyed the open plan and amazing views so much they moved in permanently!
Architects Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett of Pacific Environments used large sliding glass doors and a poured concrete floor to make the most of the locale and seaside air. The generous overhang of the roof and concrete floors (with drainage) allow the home to be open to the elements.
For more, check out Pacific Environments and Contemporist | The Bourke House by Pacific Environments.
Images: Lucy Gauntlett