Simple but kinda classy; A clever use of space; Is the stud extra high?
These were common themes in the comments section of the Box™ show-home at Glendowie which, over a period of six months, was visited by around 200 people.
Located on a compact infill section, the 180-square-metre house is an example of what suburban living in Auckland’s future can be. With smaller sites, the neighbours are physically closer and so issues of privacy and sunlight become even more pertinent.
The double-storey show-home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a garage and a surprising amount of outdoor living. Achieving huge-hearted living on such a tight site is not rocket science – it’s what good design does naturally. For one thing there is only one small downstairs’ circulation zone (but no hallways or corridors) to waste space. For another, full-height joinery and internal doors have a verticality which gives the illusion of expansiveness. Placing the open-plan living upstairs, with no internal walls to intrude on the distant view of the Tamaki Estuary, was the master stroke. Add a rooftop deck perfect for G&Ts with a view of the sea and you’re living the dream.
Showhome manager Jean Bartosh says visitors often remarked that photos of the house didn’t do it justice – they simply couldn’t replicate the good ‘vibe’ of being there!
Oriented for sun and privacy, the ultimate accolade came not from those visitors but from the neighbours who thanked the team for not impeding their view.
Here’s your chance to own a Box™. The showhome at 43 Whitehaven Road, Glendowie is now for sale. The auction takes place on February 15 and there’s a 360 degree virtual tour on the Box website. If it piques your interest, contact Ray White’s Alison Jackson-Mee on 021 410 101 for more details.