Best In World Architect Designs for Boathouse Bay

Auckland architect Ken Crosson who won the prestigious 2018 German Design Award for the design on a red corrugated iron house in Titirangi is back in New Zealand with his next project set for a new residential development at Snells Beach, Boathouse Bay.


Crosson, who has also made the highly regarded World Architecture Festival shortlist in 2016 has designed a masterplan of 33 unique homes with stunning sea views just 40 minutes from Auckland’s North Shore.


Boathouse Bay will offer residents the quintessential Kiwi bach lifestyle right on the coastline of Auckland’s Mahurangi Peninsula, with premium design, luxury finishes, a community park and prime coastal amenities.


Crosson’s vision was to create a diverse range of two- and three-bedroom houses, from single-level to double-level and tower buildings, set amongst landscaped sand dunes and tranquil native bush.


Ken Crosson says Boathouse Bay is set to challenge the way that Kiwis think about coastal living.


“Rather than carving the site into a few large sections featuring mansions accessible only to the super-elite, we decided to create a purposeful development that, whilst still of the highest quality, allows a greater number of New Zealanders to live more affordably on their coastline,” he says. “The vision for this coastal development was to find another way of looking at this site, to get more people to be a part of this special coastal community and bring price points down. It’s a contemporary take on the traditional Kiwi bach, so more people can achieve this kind of living.”


The first renders of Crosson’s vision for Boathouse Bay have been released and can be viewed at