Gerber Holiday House


A small holiday at Wallabi Point,

The client’s brief was for a ‘Minimalist’ style of holiday home that was very cost effective.  The design takes advantage of a triangular corner block, placing the holiday home on the part of the site that achieves the best views, sun, and ventilation.  The site also contains an adjacent ‘granny flat’ rental and the garage for the holiday home.

The design features a roof terrace that has 360 degree views of the ocean and surrounding suburbs.  The holiday house is full of features, in particular is the custom hardwood and steel stair beside the 2 storey glass solar wall, allowing natural sun deep into the building keeping it warm in winter, while clever shading keeps the sun out in summer.  Picture windows take full advantage of the views on the second level.  A ‘honed’ concrete slab is an affordable option to a full polished concrete, but still obtains a smooth, hard-wearing contemporary finish for the ground floor.  A simple kitchen is designed with ceasarstone tops and cabinets from a hoop-pine ply creating the beach side feel.

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About Dustin_Leaney

DUSTIN LEANEY, ARCHITECT Over 23 years of experience in the Building Industry. Over 12 years of local experience in the Hastings Region. Professional Registration, University Education, Traditional Mentored Training. Someone who lives, breathes & thinks about Homes & Architecture 24 hours a day.