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

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

By Sam Eichblatt / Photos by Pippa Drummond
An Auckland architect switches up the formula on the Victorian villas that populate his neighborhood.

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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