Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga

Church Bay House

Christchurch

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Church Bay House Exterior Elevation. Wellington architect
Church Bay House Exterior. Wellington architect
Church Bay House Street View. Wellington architect
Church Bay House Exterior. Wellington architect
Church Bay House Interior. Wellington architect

Spectacular views across Lyttelton Harbour are in direct contrast to the ‘ordinariness’ of this home’s residential subdivision. With a modest budget, our design was strongly influenced by the need for privacy, resulting in a strong yet sympathetic shield to the street. A long, elevated timber box contains the main living spaces and hovers above the bedrooms. A separate garage provides important protection from the prevailing Easterly winds for a private courtyard, making the most of sun and views.

Photos: Guy Frederick.
Awards: NZIA Canterbury Architecture Award, 2011.

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