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Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s

  • 01:00 - 8 September, 2013
Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s
Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Pete Bossley, Andrea Bell, Don McKenzie and Karen Ngan Kee
  • Structural Engineers

    Day Consultants
  • Main Contractor

    PSL Construction
  • Cabinetry

    Construct group
  • Landscaping

    Behind the Garden Wall
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Text description provided by the architects. This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

A main features of the house is the entry which is reached by a bridge that crosses a moat of planting. Glazed with translucent glass for privacy and interior light quality, the entry space is protected by a vertical cedar screen reflects the interior colour palette, inspired by the clients’ fantastic collection of 1950-60s furniture, art and ceramics.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Once inside an open riser jarrah and steel stair with a hanging screen of stainless steel mesh leads either upstairs to the main living level or downstairs to bedrooms and living. The lower level opens out to the surrounding space, with a terrace and outdoor area for each room. A terrace and pool are accessed from the family living space.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Light and privacy is modulated on the upper levels by vertical cedar or aluminium lourveline panels. A generous deck offers glimpses of the harbour.

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Playful colours, finishes and hoop pine cabinetry enliven the interior spaces and the exterior materials of fine vertical cedar shiplap, double skin bagged brick reflect the clients’ love of fifties and sixties architecture.


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