Easterbrook House in Titirangi, Auckland Property

Easterbrook House, Auckland Residential Development, New Zealand Architecture

Easterbrook House

New Zealand Residential Building – design by Dorrington Atcheson Architects

16 Oct 2016

Easterbrook House in Titirangi

Design: Dorrington Atcheson Architects

Location: Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand

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Taking its design cues from the utilitarian forms of a tent and a shed, this Titirangi home, Easterbrook House, for an extended family is a duo of compact buildings that uses a humble set of materials to allow the landscape its rightful place in the scheme.

House in Titirangi

Sited for sun, seclusion and views of the surrounding bush, the main dwelling and its ‘mini me’ cousin share an aesthetic and similar planning.

House in Titirangi

The primary home is conceived as a barn-like pavilion with bedrooms for adults and kids at opposite ends.

House in Titirangi

A canopy-like roof is strung between these more-solid bookends like a tarpaulin.

House in Titirangi

A modest footprint of 120-square-metres called for meticulous planning with no wasted space. Although the rectangular shape is only 4 metres wide, the soaring mono-pitch roof and full-height glazing brings a feeling of capaciousness to the main living zone.

House in Titirangi

A split-truss roof allows an external pergola to shade the home in summer and clerestory windows bring in low winter light.

House in Titirangi

The low-key palette of glulam beams, plywood walls and ceilings, aluminium joinery and concrete floors lends a casual holiday feel.

House in Titirangi

A sunken lounge in the open-plan living zone is a modern take on the conversation pit and this change in level demarcates the space. Built-in furniture helped with space saving and includes an entertainment unit as well as an L-shaped banquette backed by bookshelves.

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Off the kitchen, a set of cavity sliders demarcates a spare bedroom or office. Board-and-batten detailing on this insertion further defines this zone and brings the barn-like exterior detailing indoors.

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Built-in bunks in the kids’ bedrooms can readily be converted to a desk – an aspect which future proofs the home for a growing family.

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Pops of primary colour lend personality to an honest design that tells the story of how it was made.

House in Titirangi

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Easterbrook House – Building Information

Project Name: Easterbrook House
Architects: Dorrington Atcheson Architects
Location: Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Size: 120 sqm
Builder: Axis Projects Ltd
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

House in Titirangi

House in Titirangi

Easterbrook House images / information from Dorrington Atcheson Architects


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