- Name: Codden Cres
- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 4
- Levels: 2
- Built: 2012
Totally unique and modern, the Godden Cres residence is private luxury residence located in the upscale Mission Bay enclave of Auckland, New Zealand. Aesthetically impactful and refreshingly different, this classic house is designed around a number of mature trees, in a park-like setting delivering a resort like atmosphere with unquestionable style devoid of normality.
Designed as a collection of blocks linked by a flat-roofed element that encloses the entry and gallery, which leads past an interior courtyard and pool, the homes main living area retains a strong connection to the garden via large glass sliders on both sides. Inside you will find a kitchen, living, dining and outdoor room that open on one side to the east-facing garden, and on the other, to the pool courtyard. With the main sliders open, the courtyard becomes an extension of the main living and gallery, connecting this space seamlessly to the rest of the house.
Strong special axes are formed from the entry down the length of the gallery to the garden beyond and along the length of the pool to the courtyard and spa area. Architected with a sense of interior openness and inclusion, while maintaining supreme privacy, this sensational luxury residence promotes a deliberate contrast between public and private areas with a resort like aura and ambiance.
- Architect: Dorrington Atcheson Architects
- Photography: Emma-Jane Hetherington
- Location: Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand