Residential

Takapuna Townhouses

A three unit townhouse development in a suburban site on Auckland's North Shore, the design approach for planning was to use the sites topography which slopes steeply from the road and takes advantage of both sun and views by arranging the three dwellings in a simple plan form across, rather than down the site. Gound floor is open plan living with separate formal and family areas which all open onto private, level outdoor living on two sides.

The upper floor bedrooms which face North West are accessed from the entry by a large double height atrium and stair. This achieves separation of the main bedroom above the double garage with the other bedrooms. Again planning is simple and spacious.

With up to 5 bedrooms or a home office, all of the houses are planned for maximum flexibility of spaces to suit a wide range of lifestyles.

Externally, a simple palette of traditional cedar weatherboards, bagged brick and long run iron roofing with powder coated double glazing is complimented by a perforated metal screen element which sets up the entry and arrival. Building form is in the modernist idiom to give a clean and uncluttered composition.

Marketing Renders by Lily O'Neill

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