Brendon Gordon Architects

Rowe Residence

Omanu beachfront, Tauranga


The Rowes purchased 443 Oceanback Road in late 2016.

The 220sqm 1990’s home was immaculately presented by the previous owners, however it needed a serious ‘birthday’.

With a refined appreciation for good architecture, the Rowes presented an amazing breif - referencing Calfironian architect John Lautner’s ‘Segal House’, which became a  central influence to the design approach.

The design attempts to link with the landscape in both use of materials and californian contemporary, modernist aesthetic.
Making the most of the existing structure was critical, dictating parameters.

A house that values quality not quantity…nice!
An emphasis on comfort and beauty… definitely!
Great site, good bones... great brief!

Executed by a great craftsmen to make something very special.


2022 | Homestyle Issue 111: Out Of Office
            Project: Rowe
            Media: Download Link

2022 | APL Podcast: Outside in series with Homestyle Magazine
           Project: Rowe
           Media: Podcast Link
A short video from the ‘Outside in’ series by homestyle magazine.


Architect: Brendon Gordon Architects

Crafted by: Todd Grey Builders