Box™ on the edge

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Like a flat-bottomed boat drifting across a hillside, this new Box™ holiday home in Mangawhai cantilevers out from its cliff-top site to bring drama to the everyday. A deck with a glass balustrade hovers above the pohutukawa trees. Completed in January this year, the home features our trademark tongue-and-groove vertical cedar cladding and stainless-steel cross braces. It’s a strong statement on the outside and, inside, carefully placed windows frame a spectacular view while oak floors feel like luxury underfoot. A self-contained unit on the lower level and built-in bunks mean this is a house with a generous heart. Look out for a story on it in a future issue of Houses magazine.