Pataua Beach

About This Project

This Northland bach creates a relaxed holiday environment through casual planning and the use of a palette of natural timbers both inside and out.


A series of decks provides a number of outdoor opportunities depending on sun and wind allowing most of the living to happen outdoors.


Simplicity of design is the key with a single mono-pitch roof floating over the building forms beneath.


To differentiate the holiday home from a normal house and extend the relaxed atmosphere, there is no formal front door, with guests arriving via a front entrance deck. The garage is akin to a box that slides into the interior of the house, with the variable shiplap cedar cladding carrying through. This wall also acts as a fireplace surround, lending a rustic look to the interior


The external cedar cladding is finished in a silver stain that will allow the wood to silver naturally in a uniform way, keeping the holiday home low-maintenance in years to com