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Cherry Tree House

Mangere Bridge, Auckland, NZ   


New infill house with timber cladding to lower level and colourful tower upper level with landscaped garden in front

Built on a subdivided rear lot bordering the edge of Ambury Regional Park, the brief included requests for an economically lean house that should take advantage of generous northern sunshine, create a view over a distant Manukau Harbour, and achieve a generous open feeling within a small building footprint. The design response is a 'quartered' plan with one part covered court, two parts living/cooking/dining, and one part sleeping. These are all hinged around a small tower and upstairs balcony granting a view out to the harbour. Across the way a small garage/art studio formally mimics the  house and helps to form a private yard for future landscaping.

Image of house from beyond green lawn, looking at landscaping and private patio
Patio looking at front entrance of house
Covered entry with timber trim and large aluminium doors
Interior polished concrete floors, timber trim and plywood ceiling
Modern timber kitchen
Cherry Tree House floor plan drawings
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