Our clients purchased Salisbury House on a large west facing section as a gutted shell with a new concrete slab poured for a garage addition to the street frontage, and a slab at the rear of the villa for additional living spaces.
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The requirement was for a large new family concrete home maximising connection to the exterior spaces and views over Auckland harbour. To create connection to the terraces, pool and gardens, the living areas were all placed one level below street entry level.
The Muriwai house is a weekend house used by a couple throughout the year as an escape from their urban working lives, located on a steep site perched above the ocean and Muriwai beach.
After a decade or so of owning a coastal holiday house a few houses back with limited views, the clients, an Auckland family of five, decided to take the plunge and when one of the last beachfront sites became available they bought it and set about designing a house for their lifestyle.