Orakei Townhouses

Mark Callander Creative Arch
  • Category undefined
  • Floor size 239.5
  • Year completed 2021
  • Location Orakei, Auckland
  • Awards National Winner for Residential Alterations and Additions
  • Photos Andy Chui, Drawphoto, Jack Mapobpan, Maverick Studio & Up Real Estate


Project Description

These two homes have been completely transformed, taking advantage of the need to rebuild from the slab up to remedy severe watertightness issues. The new design creates spaces filled with natural light and take advantage of incredible ocean views. High ceilings, open plan living and contemporary finishes draw the eye, but it’s the thoughtful design solutions that make this project truly unique. The judges said this about the project: "The original homes were demolished to the slab and rebuilt within an efficient, sustainable envelope and with the use of long-lasting materials. Inside both homes, full height joinery and open plan living allows natural light throughout the spaces, while high-end finishes add a sense of luxury. On the exterior, each has its own visual identity, within the same contemporary finish. Streamlined black aluminium cladding coats 15B, while white pine painted timber creates contrast on 15C. Now unrecognisable from its former state, this multi-unit property sits firmly on the site and is home to warm, comfortable spaces filled with light, encased in a sustainable, long lasting building envelope. A unique and thoughtful design."