As is common for beach-side bachs, this small holiday house at the top of the dunes at the Esplanade Reserve in Waikanae, New Zealand has been in the family for more than 30 years.
The original home is what most of us would imagine when we say Bach. And by most of us I mean only New Zealanders (hey guys), because the rest of us would call it a shack.
The original uninsulated, two-storey cabin has been given a pretty swish facelift by Parsonson Architects - altered, insulated, reclad and extended. You know, the Michael Jackson.
The architects didn't want to add to the proliferation of suburban houses in the area. Instead, they wanted something more like the original Bachs.
A plywood interior compliments the existing pine wall panelling, while a fun, pastel kitchen harks back to simpler times. In fact al through the home splashes of fun colours brighten up and add carefree personality to the space.
There is, of course, a window seat to watch the ocean or the clouds roll in. It right in front of the fire for those cold winter days when you just want to snuggle in and read.
Outside the fibre cement sheeting is painted in various shades of green and complimented by greying timber siding. All in all this a simple, almost nostalgic house, but unlike the Brady Bunch remake it's never naff.
Playful, low-key and relaxed in that classic beach shack style, Field Way Bach deals practically with the unique conditions of the locality. A holiday home to enjoy all year round.