Discover Waimataruru: a sustainable cross laminated timber house by the sea
Built as an eco-friendly architectural paradise, this green dream home is perfect for sustainable living by the sea.
Nestled amidst the captivating coastal landscapes on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, Waimataruru stands as a testament to sustainable architecture at its finest.
Crafted by Pac Studio and Kristina Pickford, it is a cross laminated timber home that embodies a commitment to environmental protection.
The house runs on an off-grid energy system. The innovative use of timber construction adds a warm and natural touch and contributes to low operational carbon emissions. The high thermal performance of the house means it retains heat efficiently, keeping you cozy during the chilly winters.
Waimataruru is built with cross-laminated timber portals. It gracefully descends along a steep slope, granting each space a unique perspective and ambience.
The striking single-sloping roof follows the natural contours of the Coromandel coast. The timber joinery expertly frames curated views, while art, crafted steel, stone, and soft plaster finishes instil the space with earthy, natural colours.
Step inside to the north-facing side of the house, where the sun and the beach come together. Smartly positioned windows with natural light entry invite you to bask in the coastal panorama.
A central black metal hearth serves as both a gathering place and a functional element that adapts well to the seasons as a fireplace in winter and a guest bed in the summer.
But it doesn’t stop there—Waimataruru goes the extra mile with a thoughtful replanting program initiated by architects and owners to restore and preserve the native trees.
Every corner of Waimataruru tells a story. It is not just a house— it is a harmonious blend of sustainability and design, inspiring us to create homes that coexist seamlessly with nature.
With its enchanting beauty and eco-friendly features, this extraordinary holiday home sets a shining example of how we can embrace sustainable living while enjoying the comforts of a truly remarkable abode.