Harbour House

Located high on the Northern Hills with a grand stand view of Wellington harbour and city is the Harbour house. The site has stunning views to the south, but is exposed to all winds. It is closely overlooked by four townhouses along the north eastern boundary.

The design solution was to create a robust glass, concrete and steel pavilion that was overclad on the outside with cedar. Vertical exterior fins have been carefully positioned to ensure privacy but also to ensure the windows have ample access to light and views.

The house has an efficient arrangement of living spaces. It has well considered and proportioned spaces that support relaxed living and make the very most of the spectacular site. The spaces can be opened and closed with large timber and glass sliding doors.

On the interior many of the concrete block walls are exposed and polished. The palette of material is carefully controlled with a mixture of Cedar, Victorian Ash, polished concrete and concrete tiles.

This is a contemporary house that is very easy to live in. A house that provides a comfortable and enjoyable living environment. A house that is a bespoke solution to a spectacular site.


Harbour House


New Houses, Residential

Photos by

Paul McCredie


Joslin Builders