Sandy Bay Farm House



Tutukaka, New Zealand


Patrick Reynolds

Creating meaningful and enduring places and further the restoration of unity between man and nature.


The topography of the Tutukaka coast is defined by steeply rolling pastoral landscape looking east over the Pacific Ocean to the Poor Knights Archipelago. This holiday residence is set below a high ridge in a cattle farm.


The building twists to follow the contour with the living space elevated on a concrete plinth to provide a glazed screen to the sheltered courtyard behind. David Loughlin was project architect on the house for Fearon Hay Architects.

A intelligent compact design using juxtaposition of elements and tones. This is a seamless solution with high attention to detail. The kitchen also provides the perfect separation between spaces.

Te Karo

A great response to a difficult site, that delivers a user friendly design with tonnes of attitude. Carefully crafted and ledgeable elements that intersect and work.