Developed with design continuity throughout

Three state-of-the-art homes are staggered on a sloping site to catch all-day sun

Photography by: George McNabb

From QPC:

QPC was approached by an Auckland developer that had a steep section with two existing old state houses on it in Takapuna.  The developer wanted to remove the existing homes and maximize the section to create three new stand-alone homes.

QPC worked closely with the developer and architect Brendan Rawson from Arch Office to develop three state of the art stand-alone 285m² homes on 400m² sites.  Sculpted around the unique attributes of the sloping site, the three north facing homes are staggered perfectly allowing each to catch the sun throughout the day, while maintaining the privacy of the individual residents.

The ideal combination of function and form, the three homes have simple lines and design continuity throughout. 

The focus of the entry is the top road frontage home.


The home has been expertly designed to create seamless flow between areas.  Quality materials, finishings and fixtures have been utilised throughout to enhance the living experience.

The top house boasts four double bedrooms, plushly finished with Cavalier Bremworth loop pile wool carpet and furnished with pieces from Dawson and Co and Wallace Cotton.

With two full bathrooms featuring custom walk in showers, top-of-the-line brushed black stainless fittings and slate grey tiles complemented by wall hung oak vanities, underlit with LEDs on a walk-in sensor. 

The powder room is dark and moody, with a solid oak floating shelf vanity and lighting and extraction fan on a walk-by sensor.

The sleek black handleless kitchen has top-of-the-line Miele appliances, stone benchtop and granite splashbacks.  Plus a full walk-in scullery.

The client wanted to make the best use of spaces in the home and add in features that make the house stand out from the average home.  We decided that under the stairs was a great place to put all the media and hi-fi equipment, but didn’t want a door in the kitchen. 

The team at QPC Build Group decided to wrap around the feature cedar balustrade into the kitchen to conceal a push to open magnetic door.

The entire house is run by home automation from an iPad.  This includes, the front door, garage door, side gate, skylights, lights, alarm, fireplace, music and recessed roller blinds.

The master ensuite has views out to the north. For extra privacy, we installed a push-button frosted window which automatically frosts and stays frosted until the button is pushed again when it will then clear up like a normal window.

The formal lounge area has a large gas fireplace that is framed by a large underlit floating granite hearth and flanked by custom floating oak shelving.

From the road the client wanted the home to be sleek and understated. We decided to integrate the double garage door into the rest of the home by having it custom made of vertical stained cedar giving the front of the home a seamless look.

Mar 26, 2019

Credit list

Architect
Brendan Rawson, Arch Office
Interior designer:
Teri Lucy Design
Landscape
Topia Garden Design
Roof
Elevate Roofing
Main flooring
Timber Floor Solutions – engineered oak
Paint
Lighting
Platform Electrical
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Highly Commended
Builder
QPC Build Group
Kitchen design and manufacture
Kitchen Makers
Cladding
Herman Pacific – Cedar
Window/door joinery
Ascot Aluminium – Vantage
Tiles
Tile Warehouse
Heating
Fonko
Furniture
Dawson and Co, Ashley and Co, Burrow and Be
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