Waterfall Bay

Located in a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds, this house emphasises the intimate qualities of the small bay. Set close to the water it runs along the contour as a two storey primary element incorporating living areas above and guest rooms below.

Linked by a glazed bridge is a main bedroom, raised above the cliff on visually unstable legs to emphasise its eyrie-like relationship to the tree tops and sky.

Simon Devitt made a short video about this project featuring an interview with Pete Bossley, you can watch it here.

Waterfall Bay was featured in BBC2 The World's Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 1: Episode 3: Coast


  • NZ Institute of Architects Resene New Zealand Award 2005
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award 2004