The Beach House – Park Terrace, Waikuku Beach

Repeat clients, Jim and Karen, engaged Barry Connor Design to come up with a modern beach home design that blended seamlessly with its surroundings at Waikuku Beach in North Canterbury. A ‘modern Kiwi bach’ – the build was going to require an experienced team, and that’s where Gareth Davis Builders stepped in. Having worked with Jim and Karen on another project, they had Gareth involved from the beginning; from providing feedback on the initial concept drawings through to project managing the build in its entirety, this was one of our favourite projects yet.

This stylish two story, three bedroom home was clad in a mixture of Shadowclad board & batten and Trimdek iron. The impressive cathedral ceilings were a labour of love and plenty of time and skill was required to hand cut the pitched rafters.

With a shared eye for detail, Gareth and Jim took a collaborative approach to design the vertical timber slat features in the entrance way. This was a task that required patience and precision, but the outcome was worth the painstaking task of hand crafting them – they created a stunning first impression as you entered through the front door.

From laying the engineered oak flooring to rolling out the ready-lawn we took complete ownership of this build and delivered Jim and Karen their dream beach abode.