Deco House

Deco House

The Parnell House was designed in 1936 by Auckland architect A.C. Jeffries as the residence for Mr Maurice Yock, a travelling salesman who brought the jandal to New Zealand. It is a unique piece of 1930s modernism in both its British art deco design influences and the unusual use of rusticated weatherboard cladding.

The brief required the sensitive rebuild of this character home in the spirit of the deco era while at the same time creating a modern home for a new family to enjoy within heritage zoning restraints. The triple height bay was originally two storeys with the roof as a bedroom terrace. The refurbishment extends the bay up to incorporate a panoramic harbour view from the bathroom. 

The base of the original residence was rebuilt to incorporate a large basement and also return the house to the original elevation design. Sensitive modern design and formal landscaping returned this stately residence to its original grandeur.

Contractor: PSL Construction

Interior Designer: Ray Lind

Photographer: Patrick Reynolds

Awards: Best Design Award 2010