Maker’s retreat

tasman bay, new zealand


The client for this project is a craftsman with many years of experience building award-winning homes. The house will be built by our client alone, with only transient help from friends when needed and will become a family retreat when completed. Consideration has therefore been given to the material selection, dimensions and proportions of the new home.

The site has fantastic views of the Tasman Bay and the house is positioned so that these views are maximised from the main living space.  The site also has a close connection to the bush and wildlife – the lower level is set amongst dense shrubbery and in circulating to the upper level one passes into the canopy of the bush and gets glimpses of the sea view beyond.