This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village

An Auckland architect switches up the formula on the Victorian villas that populate his neighborhood.
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Grey Lynn, an inner-city suburb in Auckland, New Zealand, is known for its steep terrain, tree-shaded streets, and late-19th-century timber villas, often clustered in groups of three or more by the same builder. Within this heritage residential zone now rises a newcomer: an angular, steel-roofed house that is radically different, yet subtly shares some of its neighbors’ DNA.

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Sam Eichblatt
Sam Eichblatt is a freelance journalist specializing in design, architecture, and culture.


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