Timeless Appeal

LAD Architecture

With design studio’s in Cambridge, Waihi Beach and the Bay of Plenty, LAD Architecture specialises in a full range of architectural & interior design services, that can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

This project was a contemporary but low maintenance beach house designed for a professional family with a desire to create precious memories.



The design brief was to capture and frame the surrounding bush, mountain and ocean views whilst maintaining privacy and a sense of sanctuary.

An easy, laid back, open plan flow was required with separate spaces for the children and the adults.

The challenging, sloping nature of the site was utilised to our advantage as it enabled the floor area to be spread over four levels (2 storeys), creating family and private spaces.


Low maintenance black coloursteel and blonde cedar was chosen to create the effect of the house disappearing into the landscape. Overall, this is a modern, polished and sophisticated home that is a perfect fit for the family and their lifestyle.

As a team we love that great architecture enriches peoples lives. Our practice was established in 2007 through a desire to create beautiful architecture that is responsive to context, budget & brief.

Although every one of our projects is unique, they all have a strong common thread – a close and collaborative partnership with our clients.  We work closely with our clients to create thoughtful design solutions that respond to their needs now & well in to the future.

Our team is passionate about quality architecture that stands the test of time!   We have won two ADNZ national design awards (2015, 2018), and hold a LBP Design Licence 3.


  • Original contemporary & traditional architecture
  • Responding to context, budget & brief
  • Embracing energy efficient design principles
  • Bespoke interior design solutions
  • In house, high resolution 3D visualisations