Renowned architectural maverick, the late New Zealand architect Sir Ian Athfield, has curated this cool 1970's ( 210 sq m (approx) Nathan & Associates 2017 ) home with the love of an artist's eye. Crouching on the hillside amongst a verdant canopy of native trees, clever integration of the surrounding landscape has been an important consideration in the overall design. Panoramic views of the Orongo Orgongo's, Mt Kau Kau and the surrounding undulating hills, combine with bird song - culminating in a home blessed with peace and tranquility.
The house has been built over several levels - an arrangement that not only treads lightly on the site, but allows each level to maximize the sun angles and connection to native fauna.
The drama starts with the double doors at the entrance, which open directly into the first living space - featuring double-height ceilings for a real 'wow'factor. An adjacent office, with a large North West facing picture window and built in desk gives plenty of 'work from home' options.The signature feature stairwell acts as a conduit spine between the upper and middle floors. Built with mathematical precision from beautiful native timber, it is a design masterpiece of its own.
The master bedroom with en-suite sits on its own level, facing North West for excellent sun exposure. Cosseting and restful.The middle floor houses the kitchen and breakfast nook; french doors flow out to the deck, offering mind blowing panoramic views.
The convivial second living and dining spaces on this level have stylish de rigueur built-in furniture. A large walk-in wine cellar for dedicated connoisseurs.The stairs to the lower level wing, featuring three double bedrooms are newly re-carpeted, one with private deck, have strategic windows; two bedrooms feature skylights to maximize sun and light.
This peaceful home has been designed to nurture and protect, as well as embrace its landscape. Its unique and sophisticated architecture, amongst a soothing haven of trees is pure heaven.