This fabulous 2014 Home of the Year finalist was designed by architect Wendy Shacklock of Wendy Shacklock Architects and perfectly crafted by builder Kevin Glamuzina.
The clifftop home on Waiheke’s sought-after northern side offers a rare opportunity for those looking for a truly exquisite home. Perched above the azure waters of the Hauraki Gulf, you’ll be mesmerised by the complexities of the extraordinary design and elements used, with insitu concrete and natural timbers - as well as the incredible views.
The privately positioned home spreads out across the wide fronted 3,895m2 site with riparian rights; a set of beautifully formed steps guiding one down to the water below. A large flat lawn spreads out to the north of the home and merges into a sheltered buffer of landscaped grounds that includes a potager vegetable garden and secret outdoor dining area.
Inside, the main bedroom suite is completely separate from the guest end of the home. The latter includes a third bedroom, currently configured as a second living/media room. The living/dining area and kitchen act as the central entertaining hub of the home, everywhere opening to reveal an intimate connection with the sea view and garden – in fact every room has a view out to the water.
This is an easy home to live in, set over one level the home caters for all four seasons of the year with both underfloor heating and a wood burner fire for the cooler months. On warmer days slide open the doors to enjoy that all important indoor/outdoor connection.
This is one of Waiheke’s finest architectural homes, enjoying both a spectacular setting while taking advantage of a unique location.