we highlight one of Auckland, New Zealand’s earliest waterfront homes and its seamless transition from modest early 20th century villa into to-die-for harbour front home. Set on the inner Waitemata waterway, the original villa was built in 1910. To create a dwelling compatible with 21st century standards, Fearon Hay Architects devised a duplicate of the original structure then connected new with old via a central sky-lit kitchen. The villa’s new-found symmetry not only creates a perfect harmony between past and present – it also provides for some spectacular framed out views and one grand entry into the the heart of the home. Enjoy the tour!
Fearon Hay Architects was founded in 1988 in Aukland, New Zealand by partners Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay. The design focused studio operates with 12-15 employees delivering private dwellings, hospitality projects and a range of commercial briefs. Their projects have received recognition and awards on an international scale.
Photography by Simon Wilson.