Reimagining of the Quintessential Kiwi Bach Into a Family Home
The humble kiwi bach – reimagined! Our clients came to us with a brief to completely refurbish and extend their existing 1950’s two bedroom bach into a contemporary family home, complete with a minor dwelling to accommodate extended family. The key to the design is creating a contemporary dwelling (with a few nods to mid century modern design) whilst maintaining the integrity of the all-important, relaxed ‘bach’ feel.
Large stacking doors open up to a north facing deck that is sheltered by a sweeping modernist flat roof extension. The oversized eaves are cotinued at the front of the house to create a sheltered porch space, and vertical shading elements provide visual privacy from the road and an architectural focal point.