NORTH SHORE CITY, Auckland.
A cliff top site with sweeping views stretching from St Heliers in the south, across the Hauraki Gulf to Coromandel and Great Barrier Island provides the site for a striking home that complements, but never overwhelms its setting.
Set high on the cliff-top between Milford and Castor Bay, the house keeps the bustle and noise of city life firmly at bay, and instead enjoys utmost peace, privacy and security on its three quarter acre site.
While its 1,000 square metre floor plan makes this a home of palatial proportions, thoughtful design has ensured its size never overwhelms. Instead this is essentially a warm and practical home ideal for family life and entertaining, whether on an intimate or grand scale.
Architect Richard Priest has created a unique design that sweeps two wings of sumptuous living around a paved outdoor living area. These are linked by spacious galleries opening directly to the courtyard lending a taste of the exotic to the property.
The courtyard, with its 21 meter heated pool, complete with diving platform, outdoor fireplace and sheltered sitting and dining areas, overlooks a stunning expanse of sea and sky. A fire-pit and spa with its own DVD add to the resort feel of this setting, and as darkness falls, spectacular outdoor lighting ensures the atmosphere is retained.
Inside, a choice of spacious living and dining areas, all enjoying expansive views flow out to this courtyard. Decorate