Project Description

Turfrey are proud to have carried out the Metal Roofing and Rainwater Services contractor to this high quality architectural Taylor Residence, Esk Hills, Napier for Davcon Construction and Dwell Architecture.


Picking up on the rural vernacular, this black-clad dwelling riffs on a barn, profiling an unassuming gable that steals nothing from the stunning setting. At this coastal location, sea and sky merge on a bright blue day, while the cedar-clad home recedes into the landscape with its native planting.

With a site this exposed to the elements, the home has been designed to make the best use of negative detailing to create ample shelter. A courtyard is ideally placed to maximise privacy as an outdoor room.

There’s 200sqm of living and the north-facing aspect makes use of concrete floors to soak up the sun and release its warmth at a slow, steady pace. With high- spec insulation and a high-end design, quality living is assured for anyone fortunate enough to stay in this impeccably designed home.

Architects: Dwell Architecture