Nicholas Residence – Aongatete

Now this was a challenging site with poor ground conditions and a 5m fall from one corner of the house to the other but with stunning harbour views to the East and the Kaimais to the North.

The best foundation solution was an engineer designed pile house with 8m long timber piles driven down into good ground.  This solution also allowed us to build up slightly higher to take advantage of the views.

This house has loads of character featuring natural timber tongue & groove flooring, sloping ceilings lined with grooved plywood and exposed laminated timber ridge beams.  Large covered verandahs lead out from the main living areas and master bedroom creating a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow.