Grand Designs Australia

Inspired Space



HOUSE The Crossing

LOCATION Pakiri, Auckland

DATE COMMENCED December 2013

DATE COMPLETED September 2014

COST $786,000

the tempestuous surf below, the wraparound sky and a hazy valley of textural shadows make for an imposing landscape. Paul Clarke of Studio2 Architects describes the scene like a McMahon painting — all heart-tugging moodiness. After visiting the section north of Auckland and standing on that windswept, grassy knoll, he drove straight back to the office and made a model of a folded form.

A dramatic perch and a client with a brave eye honed the imaginative shape of the home. Owner Scott Lawrie, a writer for brand marketing,

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