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Aro Valley House

Wellington, NZ


Long distance image of modern, mono-pitch house on very steep Wellington hill surrounded by trees

On a very steep and narrow Wellington site to the rear of an existing property the design of this infill house looks to draw as much quality amenity as it can out of infill housing regulations. The proposed three bedroom, two bathroom house spills down the slope over multiple levels which are connected to a variety of external terrace and decked areas. These zones give articulation to the long north façade, which is broken down with a combination of exposed block work, metal profile and timber cladding.

Photos by Andy Spain

Large windows looking out to bush with triangular top window and timber trim
Modern plywood galley kitchen with tall stud height and sloped ceiling
Plywood architect design kitchen and tall window looking out to garden
Close up of timber plywood with custom bathroom furniture visible in room beyond
Timber stairs with skylight above and picture windows with views over valley
Feature wall with suspended guitars, banjos and ukulele
Close up showing building in foreground overlooking valley and heritage houses beyond
Outdoor image of house on steep site showing terraced building with roof top decks and long sloped stair roof to the side
Image of modern home with timber and metal cladding with lights on
Aro Valley House floor plan drawings
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