Cathedral Ceilings, Remuera

A stunning design that provides both sanctuary and light, a new-build family home that has been skilfully designed to entail a spine-like passage, courtyards, and slipping pavilions. 

The charming Remuera new build was designed by RTA Studio and built by the team at Ninety45— and deservingly, received the 2021 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award (Housing Category). 

The story of the home and its design and construction begins with the site. The family brought the Remuera site, undecided upon what they would be doing with the house originally located on the site. When it was decided the original house was to be demolished, design and construction were underway. The design and plan of the new build involved a series of spilt levels that incorporates interconnected pavilions, whereby the space in between is craftily used as sun-capturing courtyards— setting the benchmark for planning homes around the peculiarities of suburban Auckland sections. 

Perhaps one of the most striking elements of the home's style and design is the contrasting black-and-white colour scheme with jarring board and batten cladding, connected by a timber-lined corridor. Playful complementing is incorporated throughout the home, including our Metro Series aluminium joinery range in Matt Black that gives clean lines and flush sills for a pared-back look. Other notes include the precision of the concealed garage door, the bifold shutter that hermetically seals the house, and ingenious pool fencing.