A striking form that extends and adapts the best aspects of the villa typology.
Responding to difficult city planning controls and floodplain restrictions, this modern home is both a lively and deeply personal design response.
Splashes of colour are laid over a muted palette of natural timber and white-washed brick in this Auckland home.
Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award – Silver Award in the Residential Category
While this home presents a striking, contemporary form it also retains aspects of the much loved circulation and planning strategies of Auckland’s characteristic villas. As such, it is both at home in its context and a step forward for the genre in this environment.
Designed across a sloping site with terraces creating level outdoor areas, the house benefits from two urban courtyards which allow light and air deep into the plan. It’s a home with a diversity of spaces and uses – an office, pottery studio, children’s playroom and mezzanine over the master bedroom for taking in the expansive views from a playful pop-up in the roof.