Kiwiana Bach Renovation

House alteration

This Kiwiana modern, yet simple beach house was awarded “Regional Highly Commended” for Residential Alterations at the ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. 

Sitting in the ‘Old Beach’ area of Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast, this property was purchased by our clients, a family of four with two teenage boys, in 2013. A classic Kiwi bach that needed to be transformed into a modern beach house, our award-winning design team helped create a space where the family could enjoy summers at Waikanae Beach.

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  • Location
    / Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast
  • Designer
    / Jon Ambler
  • Awards

    ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards, Regional Highly Commended – Residential Alterations 

  • Builder
    / Moana Construction
  • Floor area
    / 123m²
  • Sustainable features
    • Insulation (higher value walls and ceilings)
    • Windows (double glazed with Thermal break, Low E glass and argon gas)
    • Under slab and slab edge insulation
    • Reduced house size

Thrilled beach house owners

When we wanted to undertake a major renovation of our beach house at Waikanae Beach we engaged Jon Ambler to provide the Architectural Design.

Working alongside Jon to visualise how our house could be altered, was a straightforward process, and we felt that he listened to our desires and concerns to produce a fantastic family beach house to meet our original design brief.

Having had many memorable family holidays at the house since construction, we are as thrilled now with the outcome as we were when we started and always look forward to our next break at Waikanae Beach.
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