Tauranga House

This project began as a renovation to an existing 1920s house on a large suburban site located in the Avenues of central Tauranga. During the design process it became clear that it would be more economical to remove the existing house and start afresh but the owners were keen to rebuild in the style of the original, a freestyle blend of American colonial and English cottage (in the manner of Robert Stern).

The house is large at 600m2 and includes a pool, separate pool house and expansive garden designed by Paul Bangay. Ground floor living spaces all open in at least two directions, onto the front lawn and to a wide verandah and pool precinct on the opposite side.