Designed by world-renowned architects FearonHay, the multi-award winning 2000 square foot retreat is nestled protectively into the base of a hill by the sea. The glassy, minimalist one storey structure blends subtly into the surrounds while keeping you in close contact with the landscape. In calm weather the exterior walls slide completely open, removing any barrier between you and nature.
The L-shaped house features four guest bedrooms with expansive ocean views through full length glass sliding doors.
A stunning central courtyard entertainment area provides shelter from prevailing winds while retaining its spectacular views through the house to the sea. A separate guest suite set into the hillside provides a private retreat away from the main living area.
Located at the southern end of Medlands Beach, across Oruawharo stream. Pedestrian access is via a bridge across the stream and then a five minute walk to house. Four wheel drive vehicle access requires crossing of Oruawharo tidal stream at low tide. (Hire cars are not allowed to cross this stream.)
Bedroom two: queen size bed with en suite
Bedroom three: queen size bed with shared bathroom
Bedroom four: queen size bed with shared bathroom
modern stainless steel kitchen
gas stove and oven
indoor open wood fire
outdoor open wood fire
indoor/outdoor stereo system
telephone for local calls
linen and towels supplied
Please Note: Drive on access is by way of crossing the stream at low tide in four wheel drive vehicle or a short walk over a pedestrian foot bridge.
Minimum two night booking except Christmas, New Year and long weekends where longer bookings are required.