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Once the well-loved holiday home was removed from this coveted location on the beachfront reserve, we proceeded to construct a new home to cater for extended family holidays.
The client had commissioned the draughtsman to design a home that could cater for 3 separate groups staying in the one house.
This was achieved by having a downstairs 1-bedroom apartment and 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms on the upper floor.
A lift was incorporated into the internal hallway to allow ease of access for luggage, groceries and people.
The outlook over the reserve to Snells beach and Kawau Bay were made the most of by building wrap around decks to both levels.
As you ascend to the top of the staircase, the large vaulted ceiling and view through the sliding doors never fails to impress and is the focal point of the living area.
Architecturally designed specifically to suit the client’s needs. Site was divided in half by a deep watercourse that drained the surrounding hillside.
Small existing one bedroom holiday home and detached 2-story garage were cleverly connected together by suspending a 2-story bedroom wing over the watercourse.
The bedroom wing was designed to look and feel like a boathouse, with glass balustrade and sliding slatted screens to give privacy.
Existing one bedroom house was renovated with most internal walls removed to have a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area.
New windows, front deck and louvre roof were added to make the most of the north view down the Glen Eden River. The stair treads and some feature interior walls have been finished in sawn Macrocarpa timber cladding.
The whole development was capped off with a new low profile detached double garage below the house, designed to be inconspicuous and built into the sloping hillside.
Working with AMR Developments on their exclusive small subdivision in Matakana, Torea Park is 16 individual sites.
Each of these sites is proposed to have a bespoke design by DAA architects built as part of the package.
We have, over the last three years, completed 7 of these houses.
The client’s for 49 Torea Rd have been supporters of the development from the beginning, having purchased the first house to be built.
Having sold this one, they went on to purchase No.49 from plans. We were excited to build this home for them as it included some unique design features.
There are concrete cast in-situ walls to the interior & exterior with the boxing timber grain in the concrete.
Complimenting the hard concrete surface is vertical cedar cladding to the rest of the house.
The flat-roofed lounge, kitchen and dining area has complete floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors, with level entry to the decks at the front and rear of the house. Facing the road is a solid concrete wall with feature boxing that extends outside to give privacy to the front deck and garden area.
Engineered oak floors were laid throughout to give warmth underfoot. The kitchen was a mix of stone worktops and oak veneered cabinets to complement the flooring. This was carried on through to the large butler's pantry behind the kitchen.
Bathrooms were tiled floor to ceiling to create a complete wet room with no glass divider screen for the shower. Ceilings heights of 2.7 and 3 meters throughout the house give a feeling of space.
The gardens are laid out and planted to give privacy while indulging a little fun with tiger turf and a putting green installed.