Local Rock House, Waiheke Island Building, Auckland Residential Development, New Zealand Architecture, Images
Local Rock House on Waiheke Island
Summer Residence and Pool, NZ – design by Patterson Associates
25 Oct 2017
Local Rock House
Architects: Patterson Associates
Location: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Local Rock House
Patterson Associates have created this Summer residence on Waiheke Island. A place famous for fine vineyards with illustrious names such as Cable Bay, ManOWar and Passage Rock.
This home is located on a steep coastal escarpment above a tree fringed white sand beach on its northern coast.
The vineyards are there as a result of Waiheke’s temperate coastal climate and some rare geology seams of pyrite rock criss cross the island like veins. Its this geology that give the grapes, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, their distinctive Waiheke taste. The home uses this same local pyrite strata as a building material to create a sense of place in Architecture.
The pyrite is a dense, colourful hard stone which can be stacked, etched and layered into earthy walls and textures. The rock mass of the home is like a bridge, open both sides to exploit both the beach frontage and the afternoon sun. Under this, its main living area nestles safely into the escarpment between a spacious easterly ocean-front pool terrace and a grotto-like western courtyard to the west. The owners often use this grotto as an outdoor movie theatre.
Bedroom suites are grouped above as finely scaled, romantic and louvred lookouts in the canopy line of the trees lining the clear waters of the beach. Behind the grotto is an intimate bunkroom.
The home has been designed to be sustainably ‘green’ and uses an innovative air heating system to provide an efficient, even temperature gradient right through all levels, as well as incorporating an onsite waste treatment station and a reticulated water system with a large rain storage facility.
Local Rock House on Waiheke Island – Building Information
Project Address: Waiheke Island
Start Date: 2003
Completion Date: 2010
Total Floor Area: 395.5 sqm
Site Area: 953sqm approx
Design Director: Andrew Patterson, Pattersons
Project Manager: Peter Scott – Ph: 021 967 595
Team: Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew Patterson
Exterior: Waiheke Rock –powdercoated alloy panels by Metal Design Solutions
Floors: CTC Flooring – French Oak
Interior: Jenny Marshall, Zomia – Ph: 021 556 772
Landscape: Suzanne Turley, Turley Landscaping – Ph: 521 3559
Windows: Vistalite West Auckland
Builder: Peter Davidson, Davidson Construction Ltd – Ph: 027 450 3210
Electrical: Calman & Absolute Sound
Holmes Consulting Ltd – Ph: 965 4789
Awards: 2010 NZIA Resene Local Architecture, Residential
2010 NZIA Resene New Zealand Award, Residential
Photographer: Simon Devitt
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