Project
RHOD
Location
Mt Albert
Floor AreA
194 sqm
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Project
RHOD
Location
Mt Albert

Backyard Fantasy

Unitary Plan zoning in Auckland has both benefits and drawbacks. The ability to put two
houses where there was one is an obvious plus – but a negative might be higher density and
closer proximity to neighbours. This new-build in Mt Albert ticked the win/win boxes for
owners who subdivided and crafted an urban retreat behind their existing bungalow. Outdoor
entertaining was top of the priority list so the living zones of the home tuck around ample
decking where there’s a fireplace and barbecue, and an above-ground pool where Moroccan
tiles lend an exotic element to the surround. Inside, all is calmer with Scandi-serene tones of
pale timber and white. But there’s the occasional surprise: a sunken living room, an angled
island bench in the kitchen, a secret scullery, and a capacious built-in bookshelf so the
sociable owners can also pause with due cause over the printed page.

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