ORAKEI // AUCKLAND
Client: Private Client
Located on the western slope of Ngapipi Road looking back towards the city over Hobson Bay, this narrow site with dropping contours to the view led to a three level building platform for a four bedroom home with views from all levels across the bay to the city.
A Travertine feature wall cuts diagonally through the house to emphasise the site length and anchor the house to the site. The wall begins by forming the front on the garage, continues through the house, extending vertically through all three levels and lines through to the outdoor fire place. Materials are limited to concrete, stone, timber, glass and copper to provide a clean, uncluttered and low maintenance home, materials that would age well with the house.