With sea views and the sounds of birdsong emanating from a nearby bush clad reserve you could be forgiven for thinking this home was in a somewhat remote location and not actually in the midst of suburbia.
Yet that is really the juxtaposition of Auckland City living, with many scenic areas offering relatively quiet residential living within our nation’s biggest city.
This spacious split living home is a true respite from the busy city life beyond. Located down a quiet cul-de-sac, in Auckland’s Cockle Bay, this stunning contemporary home was constructed by Stroud Homes on one of the last undeveloped sections in the area.
The relatively steep sloping site was not without its challenges. However, Stroud Homes project manager Daniel Gunnell was able to guide the homeowners through all the design and build options, ensuring a home that both met the family needs and was sensitive to the site.
The result is an open plan family home with a towering 3.4m stud and generous outdoor living areas. All achieved with minimal site disturbance, that saved thousands of dollars on potential excavation and retaining costs.
When it comes to the home’s interior, the owners, Becs and Morgan, were initially somewhat daunted by the myriad of decisions required to select a house load of colours and materials before the foundations were even poured.
Fortunately, they had professional help from interior designer Lesley Bros. In one 5-hour session they were able to pull together the entire materials and colour palette for the home.
“Lesley Bros was really helpful. Her guidance made decision making really straight forward. I don’t think we changed anything from that initial session,” says Becs.
The result is an interior palette inspired by natural elements that is harmonious and calm.
Many of the floor and wall coverings throughout the home feature products from The Tile Depot.
The most notable injection of warm tones into the home is the Neptune Dune Birch flooring that adorns the kitchen, living and dining room areas.