The Two-Step House has been conceived in two stages. Stage one has been developed to suit the clients current family needs, with stage two allowing for growth and adaptation as the family grows and their needs change. Proposed over a multi-year programme the home needs to be fully functional and aesthetically complete at the end of each stage.
Tucked below street level, the discrete approach to the home disguises the stunning outlook. Carefully considered interior and exterior moments open out to uninterrupted views of Te Whanganui a Tara capturing the majesty of the site. Raised and compact volumes step their way up the 45° site remaining conscious of the extreme wind, exposure and flooding risks the site presents.