As a priority, the brief for this contemporary new build had to deliver privacy from beachgoers whilst maintaining the picture-window outlook of the spectacular sea views.

In acknowledgment of the coastal environment, this Hahei holiday home has a nautical theme running through its design. Top level structures are inspired by traditional boatsheds while fixed sail shades over courtyard areas further reference the theme.

A flat line roof running along the length of the home beach side ensures minimal visibility from the beach below, while the twin gabled roofs street side give a hint of the boatshed construction on the top level.

The interior provides separate entertaining areas for adults and children, all with a sense of family connection, and all managing to catch wide views of the sea.

“Overall, the design optimises owner privacy and brings degrees of separation for family life – all in a design empathetic to the immediate environment” Darren Jessop.