This Hillside Home In New Zealand Was Designed To Capture The Amazing Ocean Views

Borrmeister Architects have designed the Scarborough Home, a modern family home that's located on a steep hillside and has views of Sumner in New Zealand. #Architecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

 

Borrmeister Architects have designed the Scarborough Home, a modern family home that’s located on a steep hillside and has views of Sumner in New Zealand.

 

Borrmeister Architects have designed the Scarborough Home, a modern family home that's located on a steep hillside and has views of Sumner in New Zealand. #Architecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

The client’s brief was for a relaxed playful home open to the sun, capturing the views to the beach and to the uphill park, whilst also providing shelter from the prevailing winds and incorporating easy driveway access and parking.

Tucked away behind a stone faced facade is the basement that houses a double garage with storage.


Tucked away behind the stone faced facade of this modern house is the basement that houses a double garage with storage. #ModernHouse #Driveway #Architecture

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

Located on the middle level of the home are three bedrooms, dressing rooms, bathrooms, the laundry, and a sauna.


This modern bedroom has sliding doors that open to a balcony with seamless ocean views. #Bedroom #Balcony #GlassRailing

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

Connecting the various levels of the house are cantilevered wood stairs that have a view of the natural rock face.


Connecting the various levels of this modern house are cantilevered wood stairs that have a view of the natural rock face. #WoodStairs #Cantilever #StairDesign

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

The top level of the home has an open plan kitchen, a dining and lounge area, a small study, and a toilet. In the kitchen, wood cabinets are combined with a thick dark countertop for a contemporary appearance.


The top level of this modern house has an open plan kitchen, a dining and lounge area, a small study, and a toilet. In the kitchen, wood cabinets are combined with a thick dark countertop for a contemporary appearance. #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign #OpenPlan

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

The upper floors are designed to be light, sun filled and open, consisting mainly of glass facades behind cedar sliding screens, providing sun control, natural cross ventilation, cooling and privacy. The home is protected by a lightweight, sail-like roof that ‘floats’ above the space on two tree-like timber and steel support structures.


This modern living room has two sides, one that looks out towards the water, and the other that enjoys the fireplace and views of the rear deck and swimming pool. #LivingRoom #Fireplace #Shelving #Windows

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

Large decks, accessed from the various rooms of the house, connect with a swimming-pool, an outdoor shower, veggie garden, a ‘grand stand’ like seating area and the uphill council park.


This modern house has a deck that wraps from the front of the house around to the back. #OutdoorSpace #Deck #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Sarah Rowlands

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