NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Award 2017

Pauanui Bach

JUDGES' CITATION: Approached as if squeezing between a group of tents, this elegant assembly of three lean-to roofs unfolds around a sun-filled courtyard. Communal areas support inside and outside space, facilitating large gatherings around the kitchen ‘campfire’. Carefully selected views connect the occupants to immediate, close and distant hillsides from a variety of spaces. The hierarchy of building forms makes sense of the building cluster and allows sunlight to penetrate the social spaces.


TIDA NZ Architect-Designed Renovation of the Year 2017

Grey Lynn Villa

JUDGES COMMENTS: This major renovation has breathed new life into a rundown, transitional villa. The triangular site has been used to best advantage, with an impressive street frontage and indoor-outdoor flow from the entire main living level of the house. Inside, the house now includes four bedrooms and bathrooms, three living areas, kitchen, scullery and double garage.
What most impressed the judges was the level of detailing and bespoke craftsmanship seen throughout the home. The result is a beautifully crafted family home that combines all that's needed for a modern lifestyle, with the charm and character features of a classic villa.


TIDA NZ Architect-Designed Bathroom Winner 2017

Grey Lynn Villa

The client's brief for this large villa renovation was to give the main bathroom the WOW factor!
With a generous sized room, high stud villa ceiling, a luxurious hotel feeling has been achieved by using double monsoon showers behind a full height glass wall, a large soaking bath and natural stone vanity basins backed by a full wall mirror.
Traditional villa moldings, natural looking stone tiles to floor and walls, and slick modern lineal tap ware, achieve a traditional modern look.


Stuff.co.nz - June 2016

Grey Lynn Loft Apartments

Apartment design has undergone a huge metamorphosis in recent times. Gone are the wall-to-wall carpets, "developer cream" walls and predictable layouts of the high-end apartments typically found in the leafy suburbs, such as Remuera and Parnell.

Today, agents are saying it's boutique city fringe apartments with an urban industrial edginess that are proving the biggest drawcard to apartment buyers, who are not afraid to move into more "gritty" areas.


Trends Magazine - July 2014

Epsom New Home

It's rare to find a perfect building site in a sought-after, established neighbourhood in the city. But when you do, it can be a real treasure, which consequently requires a fitting design response.

This new family home, designed by architect Paul Leuschke, takes its cue from the older character homes in the street, but adds a modern twist...