Omaha House - Rodney, New Zealand
This beach-front, low-maintenance beauty shows how clever design and material choices can rise to the challenge of an awkward coastal location.
Completed in 2018, the Omaha house overlooks the estuary facing west. An awkward shaped site and the desire to connect the occupants with the stunning water surrounds led to a three-formed or winged structure connected with glazed hallways.
“The design brief was also for a low-maintenance and durable/solid form in both practicality and to last in its coastal and windy locale. Abodo’s heat treated (thermally modified) pine was chosen over cedar (which the client knew from a past house meant a lot of re-oiling maintenance).” says Jessica Wright, Architectural Designer at Studio Kayser.
The Sioo:x finish is inspired by nature, and weathers to a beautiful silvery grey which can last up to ten years.
Being predominantly westerly-facing the decks and gardens connecting or between the three structures offer sheltered spaces to enjoy depending on the weather / winds which can blow in from the east or west.