1132 Abel Tasman

With views that are the envy of the world, this bach strives to capture them in their purity, and share them with a select few tourists and family.

The area is particularly sensitive,  with a long history of Maori settlement, and Abel Janszoon Tasman first sighting the area in 1642 - we have needed to be very careful with how we integrate into the landscape.

This has been designed as a lookout, reflecting and blending with the surrounding environment throught weathered timber and glass, looking out over the bay.

The brief called for a "modern jungle treehouse", and this aesthetic has utilised a lot of timber, contrasting with raw concrete and accents of metal.

With the ability to be a family bach, and a rentable holiday home, flexibility is important, and specifically catered for.  The owners have a separated pavilion suite at the top of the site, giving them privacy and seclusion if the home is being used by guests.