This assured house, all black against ocean blue, sits confidently on its site, protected from coastal winds. The holiday house is at once structured and relaxed, a blend of qualities apparent in the generous verandah designed by an Architect who understands the lifestyle of New Zealanders at the beach. Inside, there is a sense of envelopment in layers of space and, in planning moves such as the pulling of the bedroom wing forward of the living areas, a suggestion of surprise invoked to good and not gratuitous effect. NZIA Awards 2012 jury citation.
Tutukaka holiday house by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (Auckland) is one of the four winners of the 2012 NZIA residential houses category.