Cherry Bay Bach

Set amongst the lovely native bush of the Marlborough Sounds, this family home away from home blends in beautifully with its surroundings.  Like its owners, this bach is very unassuming.  The design is so appropriate for its setting that it won the 2008 Residential Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award.
Dates: Sept 2006 - Jun 2007
Project Designer: Irving Smith Jack Architects
Type of Building: Residential
Size of Building: 250m2 + 150m2 of decking
Building Detail: Single storey, long run iron roofing, timber piles to home, concrete floor to garage, cedar cladding, and ply interior linings.
Challenges: Being in the Marlborough Sounds, the site had boat access only.  The four building staff and sub-contractors lived on site in a small existing building.  All materials had to be barged to site.  Barge space was used to maximum capacity to keep costs down.  From four truckloads of concrete and concrete pump, to plywood linings, all had to be barged.  These materials were ordered months in advance, to avoid delays.  Storage and handling of these materials also had its own problems with temporary covers needed.
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