Arlott Residence

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Project supplied by our Arch Group sister company - Creative Arch Ltd.

The brief was to design an affordable, cost effective home - which was efficient with space, low maintenance, and eco-friendly - to be situated on a 383m2 city fringe site.

We have created a home that is simple in form, ensuring cost effectiveness with no wasted space; ie reduced circulation area, hallways, simple storage, and open plan living resulting in an efficient footprint of 64m2.

The smaller footprint and a land area under 400m2 provides proportional scale and context that is becoming the new way of living.

The gable roof has been completed with a combination of claddings, which vary to the gable ends with Horizontal Stria weatherboards and Vertical Axon panels, defining the overhang from the first floor. The main external walls have been treated as blades, emphasised by black weatherboards, forming a dominant outer layer and adding an illusion of scale to this smaller sized home.

A double garage has been placed on the rear of the property. A mono pitch roof has been employed to reduce the scale of the garage, having less impact to the main outdoor living area providing a privacy screen from the neighbours.

Upon entry to the home you are met with openness and light, with the open stairs providing a back drop against a full height glazed wall.

The opaque glazed wall allows light to flood into the living area combined with floor to ceiling glazing adding to the sense of space.

Bedrooms have been located on the first floor with an ensuite for the master bedroom and a shared bathroom for the additional two bedrooms, creating an ensuite effect.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Floor Area: 129m2
  • Status: Completed 2013