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Sensible Makeover: Cliff-Top Home in Auckland with Amazing Sea Views

Home renovations, alterations and even the tiniest makeover can be quite expensive when not done right. This not only leads to a waste of energy and resources, but could put you off from any future renovations as well. But this gorgeous private residence perched atop a cliff in Rothesay Bay, Auckland, New Zealand makes sure that its modern makeover is both eco-conscious and budget-friendly. Creative Arch, the fold responsible for the nifty and aesthetic makeover of this family residence, reused much of the existing slab and groundwork, ensuring the costs of the project and environmental impact were kept down to a minimum.

New louvre system offers privacy and also acts as a windbreak at the Auckland home

The most attractive aspect of this gorgeous contemporary residence is undoubtedly the stunning sea views that it offers, thanks to the great vantage point it enjoys. Making the most of the scenic backdrop was one of the intentions that shaped the new living area that opens up towards the coastline, even as the street façade offers complete privacy. On the lower level, there is a beautiful living area that seems to flow outdoors into the barbecue zone along with the dining space, kitchen, family room and laundry. It is the second level that houses the four relaxing bedrooms, bathrooms and a study / home office.

Contemporary cliff-top home in Auckland with fabulous sea views

Powder-coated metal cladding and stained cedar shiplap covers the extreior of the house

Open plan living are aon the lower level with sliding glass doors

Unabated sea views from the living area of the stylish Auckland home

View of the living area and the stunning scenery from the kitchen

Family area connected with the garden outside

Smart New Zealand home opens up towards the amazing sea views

Adding to the planet-friendly features here is a passive heating and cooling system and cross ventilation that maintains moderate temperatures indoors along with bringing in a flood of natural light. A new louvre system also helps keep away harsh sunlight on hot summer days while the natural sea breeze cools the house and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Responding to the needs of the site and those of the homeowner, this is a home alteration that is pleasing in more ways than one! [Photography: Andy Chui]

Wooden cabinetry adds warmth and classic elegance to the contemporary interior

View from the top level deck of the stunning Rothesay Bay House

Traditional decor pieces sit next to contemporary staircase at this Auckland home

Modern bathroom with floating vanity, white bathtub and floating shelves

Modern home makeover in Auckland, New Zealand

Barbeque zone and outdoor dining at the fabulous Rothesay Bay Residence

Street facade of the awesome contemporary home with sea views in Auckland

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