An angled house in two pieces that both pushes out from the cliff edge and straddles the top of it, to make the most of a difficult site with thirteen pohutukawa trees along the cliff edge.
A black stained cedar bedroom wing with a bathroom, toilet, family room and three bedrooms stretches along the top of the cliff allowing views through the pohutukawas and the filtered sun into the rooms. With the bedroom doors and windows open you can smell and hear Ngataringa Bay below as the tides and weather changes.
The two storied living wing concrete block wing with two further bedrooms on the top floor pushes out from the cliff edge between two pohutukawas as if the gap had been made for the house.
Built in both light timber framed construction with dark stained vertical weather boards and raw concrete blocks and concrete the house is both an Auckland suburban home and a Northland bach.
Winner of a NZIA New Zealand Award for Architecture in 2007.