Tucked into a Sumner hillside this serenely private family residence was specifically designed to maximise the sites sunny North-West orientation and capture the expansive views over Sumner Beach and Pegasus Bay to the Kaikoura Mountains beyond. The plan is one room deep, providing each space with unique views and daylight, whilst a southern spine of circulation, stairs and gallery are dramatically lit by a vast glazed skylight.

Best Design Awards - Gold Award 2018
Registered Master Builders - Gold Award 2019
Registered Master Builders - Gold Reserve Award 2019
Abode Magazine - Oct 2019

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Johnston Architects is a design-led studio specialising in high-quality new-build residential and commercial projects throughout New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on crafting rigorously planned and immaculately detailed projects that exceed client expectations. With almost 100 years of combined experience delivering architectural projects of exceptional quality in New Zealand and overseas, our tight-knit team of talented designers will ensure that your project is tailored to suit your quality and budgetary requirements.

Johnston Architects is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our work. We strongly believe that the creation of well-crafted, timeless architecture is the key to sustainable design and we ensure that sustainable strategies are employed seamlessly into the overall design to enhance the comfort, quality, and delight of your home.

Our work is always informed by a site's physical and cultural setting. Working in some of the most remarkable and scenic locations in the country has resulted in a body of work that responds to its context in a timeless and elegant manner.