Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan

© Simon Devitt

Kuaotunu House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan

Situated on a dramatic site in the beautiful coastal village, the Kuaotunu House is a beach house renovated from an existing holiday home.

Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan
Location: Kuaotunu, Coromandel, New Zealand
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt
Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt

The building consists of three separate pavilions all clad with the zinc roof which imitate notional fish scales, the en-suite opens to the outside, allowing the experience of showering and bathing in nature.

Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt
Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt

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Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt
Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt

Inspiration from architect:

The holiday experience is reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected from the main living room, this results in a camping experience of going from ‘tent to tent’. The social organisation of the plan is relaxed and holiday-like.

Kuaotunu Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan
© Simon Devitt