This Kinloch bach build was completed for a family with adult children and their own extended families. The objective was to make the most of its beautiful bay and mountain views while accommodating a large boat on site, all whilst providing as much space for the family as the site restrictions would allow.
NFA’s clever solution was to create a private courtyard enclosed on two sides with the ‘Z’ shaped house running around two sides. The house is split into two wings with an adjoining link. Public spaces are housed in the pavilion which has glazed walls to both the north and south, whilst the bedrooms, bunkroom and garage form the other wing. Views to the south can be enjoyed from the protection of the northern courtyard, and the courtyard is enjoyed as the family move throughout the house. Cedar screening with intertwined planting defines the pavilion while providing shade and privacy.
This Taupo bach build was constrained by budget and tight site limitations. In spite of this, the end result was a sophisticated and beautifully-crafted bach. We’re especially taken by how the oiled cedar cladding and screening meld the build and the landscaping, expressing both order and organic growth. But don’t just take it from us; see what the client and architect have to say below.
Clients Point of View
“From our first contact with Jamie and Brent, they were polite, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Being clients in a different province to the build, we found Beck Building to be trustworthy and honest.
“Beck Building’s eye for detail, quality and craftsmanship was impeccable. We felt they were not there just to get the job done, but to get the best job done possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our building journey and would highly recommend using Beck Building!”
- Fenwick’s Clients
Architects Point of View
“Jamie and Brent, the owners of Beck Building, were a pleasure to work with – communication throughout the build was excellent, especially with us being in a different province. They did not hesitate to contact us with queries. Their problem-solving skills and suggestions were well thought out and design orientated – their eye for detail was impeccable.
“A beautiful, well-crafted bach was produced for very satisfied clients. We would not hesitate to re-use Beck Building and would highly recommend them!”
- Neil Fenwick