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Farm House Designed as the Centerpiece of a Surf Beach

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Scrubby Bay is a farm house designed and completed in 2014 by Patterson Associates Ltd. This farm house is accessible by helicopter and was designed as a holiday home. Scrubby Bay House is located on Banks Peninsula, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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The architect’s description: This is a robust farmhouse set as the centrepiece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach. It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations as a base camp for farm experiences. It is accessed by helicopter from Christchurch Airport or by farm track. The house was commissioned by an expatriate New Zealand owner.

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A vernacular form belies its massive scale, the apex height is at 5.5 metres and its knee at 3.4 metres in a fully macrocarpa timber interior. Traditional detailing is juxtaposed against black steel fittings. At the centre of the house is a stone fireplace, constructed from rock quarried from the station. This project incorporates many custom designed fittings, including door hardware, furniture and lighting, oak grills and handles.

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The building shuts down with storm shutters unoccupied and when opened, the design sets up both seaward and leeward exterior environments. It is conceived of as a piece of slowly aging farm driftwood, around which stock can graze. Photography: Simon Devitt

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