Judges Bay House

The client brief was to create a once in a lifetime inner city property with ample spaces to entertain, a pool, double garaging and well sized bedrooms plus additional features which would make the property unique and not be found elsewhere.

The exterior stone was custom sourced from Europe.

The site is compact and elevated, positioning the house for all day sun and a restorative outlook across Judges Bay to the Waitemata Harbour beyond.

The tightness of the site meant we had to be resourceful with the design but the resulting plan is without compromise and does not stint on size. The property has the feel of a much larger home.

The exterior spiral staircase leads to a unique rooftop outdoor entertaining area with a fireplace, a hot tub and a dumb waiter.

The flow from the kitchen and family room out to the terrace overlooking the water is comfortable even for large groups.

The timber finishing in the interior delivered on the brief for natural, timeless finishes. This is the second property we have created for these very special clients.

Contractor: Precision Construction Limited

Landscape Architect: Philip Smith

Interior Designer: Danielle Bates

Photographer: David Straight / Bladescenes