Remuera House Renovation

Designed for a family returning to New Zealand after many years in New York, this project blends the elegance and style of Big Apple living with the fun and flexibility of life in Auckland. The fully renovated Arts and Crafts cottage has been complemented with a new 12-square-metre pool house, the edge of which created a private and sheltered rear garden. Both structures riff on the characteristics of local heritage, although the commitment to unstained, cedar-shingle cladding also speaks of the Arts and Craft charms of Rhode Island houses.

The new interior is layered not just with timber, stone and metal but with classic and bespoke furniture, lighting, art and artefact, and blasts of rich colour too. From the herringbone timber floors and custom steel doors to the brass-inlaid marble countertops, every element has been meticulously designed and detailed.

Photography by Jackie Meiring