Moncks Spur House

Nic Curragh Objects Ltd
  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2014
  • Location Redcliffs
  • Awards National Finalist 2015 - Cat 1 Residential New Home


Project Description

Designed in collaboration with Jonathan Coote for his parents, this project is comprised of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 148m2 residence. It was constructed to replace a 1928 bungalow that was destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. With the site located on the northern lower slopes of Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs the new plan capitalises on views over Redcliffs and the estuary out towards the Southern Alps. Living, dining and kitchen spaces are placed on the north/eastern side in a large voluminous space focusing on the views under a folded raked ceiling. Bedrooms & Bathrooms are split by an axial gallery corridor which displays artworks and houses the Laundry, storage & Solar HW Hardware behind bi-fold doors. Bedrooms, although snug, have additional volume with high raking ceilings, low level windows assist in gaining privacy. The Low level windows also provide a level of intimacy whilst assisting air flow from the cooler southern side. The master bedroom is placed out on the south-western corner of the plan and expansive views across the estuary to the Alps are gained from the bed.