Coast Architects have reinterpreted the overall Gansevoort design themes at a domestic scale, bringing all of the crisp lines and contemporary language seen in their hotels to a set of residences that are rich in both texture and modernity.

The layout of the homes are an ingenious reinvention of the traditional courtyard house. A generous high ceiling living space opens to swimming pools either side – an infinity pool overlooking the turquoise blue ocean on one side, and a plunge pool sheltered from the prevailing winter breeze on the other. By doubling the ‘inside – outside’ living concept to become dual aspect, the home can respond directly to the weather conditions and ensure that the home’s relationship with the ocean remains in all scenarios. The courtyards views through the living space to the infinity pool and water beyond increase the usable floor space, and blur the lines between ‘inside and out’.

Materials and finishes pay homage to the site. A native stone clad wall acts as a linking element as one transitions through the inside outside spaces. Disappearing dramatically into the infinity pool it provides both privacy and shelter. A band of high level glazing wraps around the generous living space making the upper level appear to float above the open lower level. A neutral color palate prevails in order not to detract from the sites raw natural elements of water, stone, and wood.


  • White painted T&G wall boards at feature locations
  • Porcelain floor tiles to living room and bedrooms
  • Porcelain floor tiles to bathrooms and kitchen floors
  • Painted sheetrock ceilings with pickled white timber panels to living room and bedrooms
  • Painted sheetrock walls
  • Glossy lacquered cabinets and vanities
  • Frameless mirrors to vanities
  • Ceaserstone counter tops to kitchen and bathrooms
  • Feature book matched stone panel to kitchen
  • Feature tiled wall to bathrooms
  • Kohler plumbing fixtures
  • Subzero and Wolf kitchen appliances



  • Timber shingles to roofs
  • Timber pergolas over carport and entrance path
  • White rendered walls
  • Feature color render wall areas
  • White aluminum gutters and downspouts
  • Feature hardiplank wall panels
  • Native stone clad feature wall (internally and externally)
  • Aluminum sliding doors and operable windows with fly screens
  • Pivoting hardwood entry door
  • Ipe hardwood pool deck panel with hidden fixings
  • Infinity edged and traditional swimming pools with waterline tiling

Specifications subject to change.