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CliftonHerne Bay villa alteration

Clifton

Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand 2008

The re-piling of a Herne Bay Villa provided the opportunity to readdress the dwelling’s relationship to its chosen site. Replenished and repositioned, the Villa has completed the triptych of the neighbouring Villas thus strengthening the united ‘face’ to the street. The Villa was unfurled to the rear of the section to create a North-facing courtyard. This manoeuvre became affectionately known as ‘The Mullet’ – business out front, party at the back.

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  • Daniel Marshall
  • Mike Hartley
  • NZIA – Auckland Branch Award, Residential
  • HOME New Zealand – 'Essential Villa-ness', pg. 60-63