Rural Home of the Year 2022: Black Ridge by Toby Chapman-Smith and Benjamin Connor

Overlooking the Pukenui Forest in rural Northland, this family home in concrete and steel sits anchored to a ridge. 

Judges’ Citation:

A strikingly clear and simple form that rises past the many constraints due to site and remoteness. A deceptively simple interior that responds cleverly to its location and makes the most of a well-thought-out orientation. Black Ridge is a testament to both the design and the build efforts of a young team. Simple, well detailed, clear planning and forms, delivering a lot of house on a budget. 

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