A bit of a change from the usual style of house I post, however this house by one of my favourite architects house is so different that I surprisingly like it.
This 4500sqf house in Aucklands Herne Bay had a total overhaul in 2014. The remodel and extension has been executed in line with the requirements of modern day living whilst still responding directly to the surrounds and coastal outlook. It has a real beach house feel to it, yet is only minutes drive away from the central city.
The newly added skylit kitchen moulds together the old and new part of the home, thus conceived as an internal courtyard between old and new. This space anchors the two wings and frames the stunning outlook.
Harry – A.N.Z
First post in a LONG time – I have been overseas for 5 months so my priorities had shifted, but I’m back in New Zealand now and ready to get back to posting!
This following house is a few houses down the road from me, and I have always admired it since it was completed a few years ago. The house doesn’t look too large in photos but it is absolutley huge in real life, with a living area of 8700sqf (along with a ratings valuation of $11,000,000 – Auckland is not a cheap city for housing!!)
This house is largely made up of concrete, cedar, glass and oak flooring. There is also an ongoing theme of water throughout the house (as the pictures will show). The flow of water throughout the home leads outside to the cliff edge infinity pool. This property truly is a large scale sculpture curated through the minds of its owners and the architect. Outdoors seamlessly flow to indoor living spaces, perfect for entertaining on a large scale.
This is all I will leave the writing part as for this post – the pictures can tell a better description than I ever could!
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Sorry for not posting recently, have been swamped with work – hopefully this one makes up for my lack of posting! This stunning beach home, designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan architects, sits on an impressive headland in the Bay of Islands, north of Auckland. The brief called for a spiritual refuge for the owners of the house and their guests. the dramatic isolation of the site offered unrestricted 360 degree sea views. I won’t say too much on the cutting edge design as the pictures say it all. “Rahimoana”, the homes name, means god over the sea, and thus reflects and embraces the views, the horizon and the sea with a delicate simplicity of form, structure and materials.
On a side note, this property and 2 other neighbouring homes, were listed for $69,500,000 in 2011.
For this next house, I had to hunt high and low for some pictures and only managed to come up with a few unfortunately! The home designed by Sheppard and Rout architects was featured on an architecture TV programme a while a go for winning an architectural excellence award. The photos don’t particularly do the house justice, as in reality it is far larger then it looks and also has far more stunning architectural features. Any who, I spent quite a while hunting down photos, so thought I would post it anyway as it is an amazing property!
Harry – A.N.Z