It is located on an island, it has a front beach view. And it is the modern glass home you have always dreamt of. Okitu house is a place that simply takes your breath away. It combines simple one-story construction with luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces that open to the stunning scenery around. Architect Pete Bossley has achieved two awards for this masterpiece: NZIA Local Award for Architecture 2005 and NZIA New Zealand Award for Architecture 2006.
Okitu house stylish pool design
The property: The property located at Tatapouri Point, New Zealand stands on a ridge above the coastline and faces the ocean. Around the house one can observe the beautiful curves of the hills around descending to the water, creating an exciting landscape. This place is home to vast low-rise vegetation colored in greens and yellows. The house itself has small garden areas in the backyard and some palm trees planted next to the swimming pool area in the back.
T-shaped house garden
Building plan: Okitu house has only one floor level that spreads horizontally to the coastline. The design corresponds to the clients’ wishes to have a home suitable for two and also capable of accommodating some more. The long T-shaped plan proves to be the best decision here, it has two wings one of which can shelter the guests while the other one is for permanent use.
Living space interior design
The living area is designed as an open plan space that combines kitchen, dining and living room functions. It opens to the large pool area in the back. The master bedroom is directly connected to the living area with another smaller bedroom next to it. The rest of the rooms are arranged along the longest part of the building reachable through a hallway. This part can stay closed when there are no visitors of the house.
Interior: The stunning views revealed through all the glass create a perfect background for the minimalistic interior design. The rooms are outlined by the dark colored columns and beams. The walls and ceilings are painted white. The floors and furniture surfaces are made from elegantly polished timber.
Text by K.H.Hristova