Posted by: The Zinc Roofer | March 8, 2009

RAUMATI BEACH HOUSE by Herriot + Melhuish: Architectur

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Is it possible to create a truly modern, striking beach house, with stunning views, light, bright spaces and crafted details, yet still remain understated?

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Yes it is.  The house on the beach at Raumati is discreetly folded between neighbours, a very simple form deceptively simply executed. Rooms are large but few, open but with complete privacy.  This house demonstrates that a home need not be huge to be made of luxuriously large spaces.

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All the bach necessities are there: open family room, outdoor shower, fireplace, and direct beach access. Yet careful and robust construction ensures that this is no summer-only house.

All year living is not only practical, but offers the attractions of watching a storm strike the windows while the open fire blazes.

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The clichés of the bach are of shabby decrepitude or vast new palaces of bling.  The house on the beach shows that there is a completely different and better way to live on the coast.

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