Winsomere Cres, Waterfront Auckland Property, New Zealand Ocean Residential Architecture

Winsomere Cres Auckland

New Zealand Residential Development design by Dorrington Architects & Associates

post updated 1 Jun 2020 ; 13 Mar 2014

New Westmere Residence

Design: Dorrington Architects & Associates

Location: Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand

contemporary Auckland property interior view to sea

A contemporary home incorporates the charming but time-worn house, and capitalises on the stunning views on offer.

Winsomere Cres Auckland

The original house on this waterfront site was a double-skin brick bungalow with warren-like rooms and little connection with the foreshore. The clients liked the traditional detailing of the existing house but wanted to maximise the aspect and views.

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Philosophically, a renovation was preferred to a new build and as a result, the focus of the Winsomere Cres Auckland design was on an amalgam of the old and new structures.

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Formally the house comprises two exisiting and two new blocks, linked by the hallway, foyer and stairs. The existing blocks contain two brick-clad and lined bedrooms, an office and an original art deco bathroom.

The new blocks contain the living spaces in a zinc-clad apexed void, and the master suite in a cedar-screened block. These sit on a lower level plinth, which houses a guest bedroom, bathroom, laundry and media room.

Winsomere Cres Auckland residence

The original brickwork has been stripped back and painted white as part of the re-presentation of the old house, and is further enhanced by the refinished interior doors, double-glazed existing lead-light windows and timber details.

Auckland home design by Dorrington Architects & Associates

The house is directed to the view and is arranged so that, on entry from the street, there is a natural progression from the original house through to the new. From the foyer, stairs lead down to the living areas, and the asymmetrically framed view is revealed.

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Winsomere Cres – Building Information

Title: Winsomere Cres
Location: Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand
Design: Dorrington Architects & Associates Ltd
Completed: 2012
Builder: Precision Projects
Area: 400m2 including garage

contemporary Auckland property interior

Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington


Roof: Zinc and membrane roofing
Cladding: Zinc cladding, cedar slatted screens, existing brick – both bagged and solid plastered
Floor: Matai timber strip flooring, Hilton Solution dyed nylon carpet from Irvine Floorcoverings, New York Cemento tiles from HeritageTiles, White railway tiles from Heritage Tiles, Cork flooring from Cork Concepts
Other: Vitex and oak screens, Media room with stone composite bar and solid oak battened cellar

Winsomere Cres Auckland images / information from Dorrington Architects & Associates Ltd

Location: Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand

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