But this gorgeous private residence perched atop a cliff in Auckland makes sure that its modern makeover is both eco-conscious and budget-friendly. Creative Arch the fold responsible for the nifty and aesthetic makeover of this family residence reused much of the existing slab and groundwork ensuring the costs of the project and environmental impact were kept down to a minimum.
The most attractive aspect of this gorgeous contemporary residence is undoubtedly the stunning sea views that it offers thanks to the great vantage point it enjoys. Making the most of the scenic backdrop was one of the intentions that shaped the new living area that opens up towards the coastline even as the street façade offers complete privacy.
It is the view outside filled with rolling hills the sight of bright city lights after sunset and endless greenery that defines the pavilion-style upper level of the home where glass walls redefine the indoor-outdoor dynamic. Designed by Obra Arquitetos it is the dining room spacious living area and a classy kitchen in black and white that make up this floor.
The original barn-style roof structure was retained to preserve the traditional vibe while the interior is draped in light gray neutral hues and filled with comfy modern décor to present a contrasting picture. Even the ceiling with its cool white plaster and beeswax finish adds to the polished appeal while large windows bring the scenic outdoors inside.
Lighting is barely ever an issue during the day with a flood of natural sunlight making its way even into the lower floor while cozy ambient lighting supplemented by beautiful pendant lighting takes over at night. With a wonderful wooden deck large pool and other small niches life at House JJ is more about the outdoors than the comforts of the interior.