Rongotai – Tauranga Bay
This uniquely designed holiday home by Martyn Evans Architects is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking Tauranga Bay. The dramatic view and location called for an equally dramatic home.
The landscaping around the house has been kept to a minimum due to the overseas clients requirement for very low maintenance and also to be subordinate to the house and stunning sea views.
Cordyline, Nikau, Hebe, and Phormium are planted around the front of the house to cope with the exposed site conditions and blend into the surrounding Manuka dominated bush.
Local river pebble was used for the informal motor-court and this is complimented with Scleranthus moss and tussocks, the contrasting foliage colours and texture working nicely together.