Inspiring architecture by Michael O'Sullivan has created a unique and stunning, timeless home with this rebuild and contemporary extension of a character bungalow. A 2023 winner of a New Zealand Institute of Architects housing alterations award, plus, a Resene colour award, it has been described as “dramatic", "adventurous" and “fearless” by various experts, but ultimately it is an incredibly liveable home designed to meet the changing needs of a 21st-century family. It boasts possibly the best views in Auckland and offers a true 'resort lifestyle' in the heart of Auckland's favourite heritage seaside village.
Inspired by the mountain (it is positioned on North Head Maungauika), the home has an incredible connection with its natural surroundings. This connection is created with the huge upper-level open plan room, ideal for work or play which enjoys panoramic views and access to the pool and spa complex, and which has direct gated entry onto the mountain plus sweeping views of Devonport, beaches, the harbour and city.
The layout is dynamic and offers various spaces for family living: an impressive movie theatre, wine cellar, four bedrooms, intimate and large living spaces, all designed for convivial gatherings or quiet contemplation and privacy when required. Seamless indoor/outdoor flow is great and offers various options for outdoor living and entertaining. Four distinct levels are anchored with a staircase flooded with western light. The rebuild of the original bungalow at street-level houses the master suite, complete with a private lounge, office, and additional ensuite bedroom. Throughout the home, light and sun have been strongly considered in the design; floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the dramatic views, and double garaging plus a huge, covered portico add to the convenience of this expertly curated home.
Quality natural, renewable materials line the home's interiors, including reclaimed timbers and individually dyed wool carpets. Outside, timber weatherboards and shingles nod to the home's original heritage and the use of volcanic stone walls and rich colours extracted from the vegetation connect the extension to the mountain. Inside, an inviting tactile palette of raw materials includes natural stone, cork and glass with exciting colour accents.
Positioned in a tightly held street with stunning views, a minute's walk to the beach and in close proximity to the village, city ferry and excellent schools, this home is very special and an opportunity to celebrate your individuality.
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