Crosson Architects is a design firm based in Auckland which has been featured a few times on our site. Their gorgeous beachside homes incorporate all the best aspects of tiny house design, uniting structure with environment. Today I want to take you on a tour of the Whangapoua House.
This house was designed to serve as a small vacation home. You’ll notice right off that the most prominent feature is a set of bi-folding slatted cedar shutters.
These shutters secure the home against stormy weather when closed, but can be opened to provide a privacy screen so that the adjacent nearby neighbors do not have line of sight with the porch.
The slats ensure that even when the shutters are closed, plenty of light makes its way into the home.
When they are open, the entire wall of the home is as well, offering an unobstructed view of the sea.
The spacious kitchen provides a ton of counter space as well as an incredible amount of storage. The cabinets appear to blend right into the wall.
Unfortunately this is the only photo of the bedroom. During the day, the skylight bathes the bed in sunlight. At night, it must offer a spectacular view of the stars.
Here is one last shot of the interior of the Whangapoua House. This one is my favourite—I think it really gives a feel for what it would be like living in this beautiful little abode. You can walk right on out into the sand from the porch. It really feels like the entire beach and ocean are part of your living room.
If you enjoyed these photos of the Whangapoua House, visit Crosson Architects to learn more about this and other projects by a talented architectural team.