House of the Year

Fri Dec. 11th 2020

Modern architecture and landscape design at its finest. This stunning cliffside home located in Auckland’s North Shore region features elegant lines and a smart, open design that offers an unbridled view of the Hauraki Gulf.

With its sleek exterior composed of black Accoya weatherboards and Monarc precast panels, this home is effortlessly chic and modern. Its open-plan design uses frameless corner glass sliding doors and allows the living space to seamlessly blend into the outdoor area. One can relax by the fireplace, lounge around the pool, or entertain guests by the deck with ease.

The deck and pool areas are designed to match the house’s sophisticated vibe. Shafer Design helped create touches of greenery by handling the hard and soft landscaping of the area, as well as the planting. The home’s understated swimming pool is designed by Trevor Wilson from ARCreate and maximises the area’s space with finesse.

The interior features a bespoke dark-stained oak kitchen with a beautiful but functional stone splashback. Inside you can also find a large island bench ideal for gatherings with friends and family.

This stunning 4-bedroom home is also a smart home with electric front doors, curtains, and blinds, as well as built-in Miele appliances. Its remotely operated alarm system gives peace of mind to its owners.

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“Thank you so much for all your amazing work! We absolutely love how the landscaping is shaping up so far. We are so glad that we chose your team.”

-- Karl Vermeulen