Paradise is best enjoyed with company, but a little privacy shouldn’t be underestimated. This elegant three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence on Waiheke Island serves up two single-storey dwelling spaces linked – but also separated – by a beautifully designed courtyard and pool area with outdoor fire.
The outdoor zone connects to the main volume’s large open-plan kitchen/dining/living area where extensive glazing frames enviable beach views. Glass balustrades ensure a clear view from pool to horizon. Bring on the sunset.
The living space flows to a covered deck for lounging, lunching or both. Its louvred roof maximises use year-round. Screens and planting maintain privacy from neighbours without compromising the view.
With glass bifolds eliminating a whole wall, the owners can even soak up the sight of the sea from the comfort of their master suite’s bed or bathroom.
Clad in black cedar and hardwoods, this home shadows back into its surroundings, appearing modest, while being anything but.