Brendon Gordon Architects

Blackwood Lodge

Te Puna, Tauranga


Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards Winner

“Enviably positioned on a waterfront section at Te Puna in Tauranga, with views out to Mt Maunganui, Blackwood Lodge takes its cues from its 1970s predecessor. It has been extensively reconfigured and rebuilt during a meticulous three-year transformation. The owners felled the on-site blackwood and made its timber into a feature, especially in the impressive kitchen area, which boasts a bespoke laminated kitchen island. A high level of connectivity between the home and its substantial orchard and garden is further enhanced by the housed pool, which recedes into the landscape.” - NZIA


Blackwood Lodge is a thoughtfully designed renovation of a 1975 country house located on the waterfront in Te Puna, Tauranga. The lodge embraces sustainable principles by prioritizing recycling, reusing, and making energy-conscious design choices. The renovation pays homage to the original architecture while carefully integrating with the surrounding natural environment.


Architect: Brendon Gordon Architects