Urban architecture brings New York townhouse feel to Remuera
This home of approximately 550m2 is located on one of Remuera’s most prestigious streets. The intention was to bring strong urban “town house” architecture, such as one might find in New York or London, to this Auckland property.
The site slopes away from the street to the south, so the primary outdoor living area, garden and pool are located immediately behind a stone wall adjacent to the street. Vehicular access is via a right-of-way to the west with the cars garaged at the south end of the building.
Internally the house is divided into 2 “blocks”, held together by a large 2-storey high sky –lit atrium. Running across the width of the house, the atrium is designed to fill the centre of the home with north sun. A motorised external louvred screen above the skylight allows for full sun control.
Photographer – Simon Devitt