A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape

A Musician Couple’s Wedge-Shaped House Echoes the Majesty of the New Zealand Landscape

By Stephen Zacks / Photos by Simon Devitt
Imagined by Jeffrey Day of Actual Architecture Company, the sharply angled structure rises at a 12-degree slope that suits the mountainous backdrop.

Justine Cormack and Marc Taddei are something of a classical music power couple. He is the music director of both Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand and the Vallejo Symphony, near San Francisco (their seasons are at opposite times of the year). She is an award-winning violinist and cofounder of NZTrio in Auckland, which is where the couple was long based. 

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