This island residence is designed to be an oasis for a young family perched on the banks of Anzac Bay, Waiheke Island, fifty kilometres across Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

Project name: Anzac Bay House
Studio Name: JDA Studio Architects
Project size: 260 m2
Site size: 1000 m2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 1
Location: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Photography: Simon Devitt

5049 Anzac Bay House by JDA Studio Architects : Sheet2
Backyard ©Simon Devitt
5049 Anzac Bay House by JDA Studio Architects : Sheet 8
Backyard ©Simon Devitt

The design provides constant framed views of its surroundings and offers a warm, modern approach appropriate to island life. The design and material palette of this house draws inspiration from its surroundings of Anzac Bay and its local setting.

5049 Anzac Bay House by JDA Studio Architects : Sheet12
Kitchen+Dinning ©Simon Devitt
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Exterior View ©Simon Devitt

 

Natural materials have been used such as timber, stone and unique Waiheke Island volcanic rock making the house earthy and unique. The carefully positioned ‘L shaped’ layout and spatial planning allows a courtyard type arrangement, giving shelter although maintaining views through the structure to the Bay and the east Auckland headland beyond.

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