Driftwood Home

Location: Sumner | Christchurch

Located on the beach frontage, this home was inspired by something you find along your beach walk, a piece of charred driftwood. Darkened cedar to the underside, lighter cedar and metal cladding wrapping the rest of the home, drawing reference in colour and form to the ‘driftwood’.

A two level home, with a focus on first floor living, views to the water from almost every space. With a lift to access the upper level, this has been created as a long term home for our clients.

Photographer: Jamie Armstrong Photography

Construction Team: Metzger Builders Limited


  • Craig South

    Registered Architect/Director

  • Campbell Jones

    Architectural Graduate