The Okitu House designed by Pete Bossley is resides in a location that people dream about. This beach beauty is located on a ridge above the east coast with spectacular views from Poverty Bay right round to Tatapouri Point in New Zealand.
It’s not just the balcony, it is really quite hard to find a spot in the house that DOESN’T offer a postcard view.
The beach house is designed in a way that could either accommodate an extended family or even make it feel comfortable if just two of them were home. To facilitate this, the T-shaped plan of the house has essentially two wings, one of which could be closed down. It also has a sheltered outdoor area protected from the easterly and nor-easterly winds but still very much connected to the view through the transparent living wing. The landscaping and terracing extend horizontally from the house to ground, the house to the site and also to create a series of layered exterior spaces.
It is not surprising to note that the house has bagged quite a few accolades for design including the NZIA New Zealand Award for Architecture 2006 and the NZIA Local Award for Architecture 2005.