NZIA Western Architecture Award 2012
- Dubbed the “Love Boat”, this is a joyful and even whimsical house for happily idiosyncratic clients. In a family home in the bush, pursuing a nautical theme, evident in the front elevation suggestive of a cruise ship’s bridge and elements such as the porthole skylight, was certainly not orthodox, but the strategy has worked for the clients. There’s even a touch of James Bond dash and bravado in a surprising house that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of any visitor. – Judges Citation.