A breezy, intimate beach escape welcomes the owners of the Pohutukawa Beach House by Herbst Architects. This modern wooden home is nestled under an old swath of Pohutukawa trees in a beach destination not far from Auckland, New Zealand. Its two levels are laced with wood and floor-to-ceiling glass, making the coastal environment the central focus of its design.
From afar, the Pohutukawa Beach House appears to be a naturally-occurring part of the environment. The design by Herbst Architects is a success in this nature, yielding a fine modern structure that places its inhabitants in direct contact with life on the beach and under the trees. The mid-century furnishings and skylights above provide for a relaxing interior, one with common and private areas kept discretely separate. In total, a success in architecture and one in reverence of the stunning nature of Piha, New Zealand.View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery