Project: Korokoro Bush House
Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Area: 1,819 sf
Photographs by: Paul McCredie
Korokoro Bush House by Parsonson Architects
The Korokoro Bush House is a beautiful modern dwelling designed by Parsonson Architects. It is located on an epic location in New Zealand. The home is perched on a steep hillside near the Korokoro Stream that opens up amazing views of the Wellington Harbor through the hills. The home is inspired by the mid-century modern style and has 1,819 square feet of modern living spaces to show for it.
The house sits at the end of a narrow road, perched on a steep hillside, looking down a bush-clad valley to the Korokoro Stream with views out to Wellington Harbour through a V in the hills. It is two storied with bedrooms upstairs and livings spaces below.
A covered walkway steps down beside the garage leading to the front door with diagonal views out to the north facing deck, lawn and hill views. From the entry, passage through the house follows the line of the hillside in a procession of gentle steps down to the main living spaces, that look over the valley and wrap around a private north facing deck.
The house is designed as a private and peaceful retreat with coloring and materials that comfortably sit amongst the verdant surroundings. In contrast the garage door becomes like a lantern lighting up at night.