Recently, I shared a house called Whangapoua with you, located on Coromandel Beach. Now I want to show you another beautiful house designed by the same architectural firm, Crosson. This one is known as the Coromandel Bach. It is of course also a beach house.
This house is not necessarily “tiny,” (it is the size of two or three typical tiny houses put together), but a lot of the architectural elements of the house are similar to those commonly used in tiny house construction.
Like many tiny houses, the structure is long and narrow, and makes use of minimalism and clever storage solutions to preserve space. It also emphasizes unity with the outdoors.
The house looks like a timber crate during transportation. Once placed, the sides can be lowered using a winch to create patios and open up the house.
The result is that you get views like this from inside:
Heaven on earth, right? Notice how the floor space seems to meld seamlessly into the patio, and how the horizontal lines mimic those of the sea. Not only does this create a flow between interior and exterior, but it even seems to bring the ocean inside.
Minimalist design keeps the eye and the mind focused on the structure itself. Nothing needs to dress up this interior. It stands on its own as a work of art.
Sometimes luxury is found in utter simplicity. This is something which is at the heart of tiny house design.
Glass shelves minimize visual disruption of the bedroom while offering more strong horizontal lines. More shelving can be found along the back wall above the desk.
The dining area is spacious and has tons of storage packed in.
A rain shower offers a view right to the sea.
Shown at dusk, the light spilling through the interior of this gorgeous home beckons. It looks like an island of tranquility floating in a sea of darkness.
If you were as inspired as I was by the Coromandel Bach, drop by the Crosson website to learn more about its design and to view the awards which the structure received. You can also navigate to the company’s full portfolio and check out all their residential and public works.