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Johnston Architects 002 Holiday Home Dunedin NZ
Johnston Architects 003 Beach House New Home Otago
Johnston Architects 004 New House Design Dunedin
Johnston Architects 005 Architectural Design Otago Master Builders Awards
Johnston Architects 006 Architectural Design Dunedin Grand Designs
Johnston Architects 007 Grand Designs New Zealand House Architect
Johnston Architects 008 Grand Designs Little Brighton House Crib
Johnston Architects 009 Grand Designs TV3 Beach House Third Little Pig
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Better known as ‘Zac and Tess’s House’ following its national exposure on the popular Grand Designs NZ television programme, this family home is a contemporary expression of the classic South Island ‘Crib’.

The elegant dune-top pavilion is comprised of two interlinked gable forms, whose pared-back design and detailing combine with a limited materials palette to appear clean and deceptively simple. Large windows and sliding doors visually, and physically link the restrained interiors to the sheltered outdoor living spaces and rugged Otago beach beyond.


Brighton - Dunedin



Floor area



Three Little Pig Builders


NZIA - Residential Award 2019
Registered Master Builders - Gold Award 2019
Registered Master Builders - Gold Reserve Award 2019
Registered Master Builders - National Award 2019
Registered Master Builders - Regional Award 2019
WGANZ - Design Awards 2019