Holiday retreat for a Wellington couple and their 3 children

This is the Waikanae House. It’s a beautiful residence located in Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. The Waikanae House was a project by Parsonson Architects and it was completed in 2010. The design team that worked at this project was formed by Gerald Parsonson, Andrew Simpson with the help of structural engineer Spencer Holmes Ltd and the builder Stratum.

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The team managed to come up with a beautiful design. It’s modern and intriguing, not to mention very functional. The Waikanae House sits in on a small verdant sea side town on the Kapiti Coast 45 minutes north of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington in the old beach area. It’s surrounded mostly by holiday homes or ‘baches’ that were built in the early 1900s. It’s definitely an interesting addition to the landscape.

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The Waikanae House is also a holiday residence but with a very different design that the other ones in the area. The house is owner by a Wellington couple and their 3 children. It sits on a narrow plot, behind a high fore-dune towards the beach. The residence was designed as a ‘dune hopper’. It has an open plan living area situated on top of the bedrooms. It benefits from beautiful views over the sea and the Kpiti island. Both the location and the design are impressive.{found on archdaily}