The Lake House, Auckland

"Set on an open, corner site, the brief for this home was to create a family haven with maximum privacy and street presence." — Chris Tate

The spectacular home is located in Takapuna's Lake Pupuke and embodies a contemporary, modern Hollywood architectural design by Chris Tate Architecture and built by Team Builders Ltd.

The house's design first draws attention to the impressive and unique slattered screen that encases the top level of the home that Chris explains, serves in both functionality and aesthetic — "providing the family with privacy and adding an element of drama to the overall scheme".

The design of the home used a courtyard, compound-style, and included an inward-facing experience for the family. To bring light and radiance into the home — large amounts of glazing were incorporated from our APL Architectural suite of aluminium joinery.