This contemporary residence located in Auckland's Herne Bay is the work of Daniel Marshall Architects. With an empty site zoned in Residential 2 acknowledging the heritage and character of the area, the architects took to the project design as a re-conception of the Villa archetype typical of its environs, simultaneously integrating modern design and construction ideals.
The concrete construct is formed over three levels with the garaging excavated below. The mid level is expressed boldly by a horizontal aesthetic of weatherboard impressed concrete fins, meanwhile the upper level sits recessively beneath a hipped roof. Boasting an excellent northern aspect and stellar views over the Waitemata Harbour, this hybrid residence exhibits living spaces within that are both grand and intimate.
Photos by Simon Devitt via Daniel Marshall Architects.