The work of New Zealand-based Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, the Great Barrier House is one hot ranch. “Surrounded with large Puriri trees, Blackwoods and other natives, the building form is elevated for flood protection, and acknowledges the hill to the west, lifting towards its elevation,” we are told.
Lots of porch space sets the stage for well enjoying such a verdant setting, and living in this much remote greenness calls for sustainability measures as well. Baths here are taken in “free water, heated by the sun, pumped by solar power. Free as anything.” Liking the sound of that.