If you’re going to build a gorgeous new house on a hillside featuring one of the best views you’ve ever witnessed, then it only makes sense to build it in such a way that the view can be enjoyed no matter where in the house you go. Few things are sadder to see in the world of home design, after all, than a wasted view. Lucky for the owners of Hekerua Bay Residence, most designers can’t pass up the opportunity to harness the natural beauty of the land they’re building on if and when they can!
Hekerua Bay Residence is a breathtaking residential project on the side of a mountain. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, this one of a kind home was conceptualized, designed, and created by Archimedia in 2014. Even before you enter the house, it’s easy to see from the outside that its very essence was created around the concept of enjoying the luscious New Zealand countryside from the top of that stunning cliff side.
Besides perhaps the unique shape of the buildings and each floor, the first thing you’ll undoubtedly notice about Hekerua Bay Residence is the windows! How could you not? Crystal clear glass makes up nearly every wall on the side facing out to the cliff and off into the natural land. The spacious floors of the home, however, aren’t the only place on the property that you can get a great view from. The back patio, which also faces towards the cliff side, features a stunning lounge space next to an impressive blue pool, just in case you’d rather enjoy the view of nature while also relaxing in it.
Behind those gorgeous windows lies a comfortable home created through modern decor that’s just shy of minimalism. Warm wooden surfaces and black and wood furniture contrast with lovely marbled tiles and stark white pieces, as well as glass surfaces throughout the rooms. The entire space is clean and, thanks to those windows we keep raving about, wonderfully bright no matter where in the house you go. After all, a view is still a view even on the chilly, rainy days that finally drive you inside to curl up by the fire, rather than sitting by the pool!
Photos by: Patrick Reynolds