New Zealand is a beautiful country home to some breathtaking architecture and you can definitely add Bowentown house to the list of their most striking residential homes. This amazing piece of architecture has been designed by Edwards White Architects and is nestled on the rugged coastline of Bowentown.
Bowentown House from Edwards White Architects is modern and understated in design and a great example of the sort of quality design popping up all over New Zealand in the last few years. It is envisioned as a refuge, with the house aesthetics taking on an angular form, a weathered exterior shell and the welcoming timber interiors that look out to wind-swept dunes beyond.
Located between a seaside subdivision on one side and virgin coastal wilderness on the other. The design takes its inspiration from these two extremely different environments and Edwards White kept the suburb-facing elevations mostly solid to deliver extra privacy from the surrounding neighbours. The gable façade facing the coastline is almost entirely glazed to make the most of the views and keep the home connected to nature.
At Bowentown House guests access the property via a recessed entrance door on the longer elevation. When inside, the darkened timber cladding gives way to bright and airy interiors which are covered in warm wood. Moving to the first floor, you’ll discover a pair of sliding glass doors which head out to a deck and an external staircase that wraps around the angular structure. From here, the owners ascend to the second floor of the home and into the beating heart of the house, where an elevated kitchen and living space has amazing views of the surrounding nature.
The welcoming, muted colour palette of Bowentown House has been carefully chosen so as to let the surrounding vistas do the talking. This includes rough sawn timber flooring that provides a tactile underfoot experience which is perfectly balanced by the black window and door frames that help settle this laid-back property into its glorious surroundings.