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Mawhitipana House: Elevated Auckland Getaway with Panoramic Views

Wooden slatted facade with expansive glass walls and elevated outdoor terrace.

The Mawhitipana House, designed by MacKayCurtis in Auckland, New Zealand, is a stunning 2022 holiday home that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Situated on a steep, elevated site with sweeping views over Mawhitipana Bay, the house features a long, timber deck that spans the entire width of the narrow lot, strategically placed between the property’s mature Pōhutukawa trees.

The owners’ brief, to maximize sun, views, and outdoor living, is expertly fulfilled by this simple yet elegant design, which places a timber box for sleeping and bathing above the deck, creating a delicate, nature-inspired retreat.

Lightly Weighted: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Auckland

Lightly Weighted: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Auckland

Immerse yourself in Lightly Weighted, a gem of infill housing nestled in the vibrant cityscape of Auckland, New Zealand. Conceived by Oli Booth Architecture, this urban retreat, spanning 85 square metres (915 square feet), showcases how compact spaces can be both privacy-oriented and light-imbued.

This oasis of calmness effortlessly juxtaposes with the bustling city, demonstrating that urban living need not sacrifice serenity.

Step Inside Judges Bay House: A Resourceful Two-Story Home

Step Inside Judges Bay House: A Resourceful Two-Story Home

Located in Auckland, New Zealand, Judges Bay House is a two-story contemporary residence designed by Michael Fisher for special clients. This compact yet resourceful property has the feel of a much larger home, with ample spaces to entertain, a pool, double garaging, well-sized bedrooms, and additional unique features.

With custom sourced stone from Europe and natural, timeless finishes, the home flows from the kitchen and family room out to the terrace overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, with a spiral staircase leading to a rooftop outdoor entertaining area with a fireplace and hot tub.