Omaha House by Numa

“Omaha Beach by Numa is one of New Zealand’s best white sand beaches. It is located on the north island, circa 70km north of Auckland. Our design is for a family home on one of the last remaining front-line plots, enjoying extraordinary views of Omaha Bay and the Hauraki Gulf.


Strict planning guidelines with area and volume restrictions, along with the sun-path for the site, saw us develop a design that made the most of the site and the weather patterns.

Because of the extraordinary views, we decided to place the main living accommodation and the master bedroom in a volume closest to the sea. This has an entirely glazed façade with a large balcony with overhangs. This volume is dual aspect, to maximise the sea view, but also to make the most of the afternoon and evening sun on the more sheltered western side, where a large outdoor living area with kitchen is placed, with views through the house.

Underneath the first-floor volume is a sculptural elliptical staircase, in a minimal glass enclosure, which serves the first floor. There is also a rumpus room, that encourages outdoor living with easy access to the pool.

We deliberately didn’t want to enclose the entire area underneath the first floor, in order to enjoy views through the site and to the sea from the rear of the house, where there is a generous garage with additional storage for surfboards and other kit for outdoor activities. On the first floor there are guest bedrooms and a home office.

Along the south boundary there is a 30m long lap pool that joins up with the large pool at the front of the property.

Interiors are minimal in white and grey with timber accents and timber furniture in a warm colour.”

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