Nestled on a rear site, the entrance to Studio2 Architect Paul Clarke’s home is unassuming as you move down a long drive that leads between two grand homes reminiscent of an Auckland of days gone by.
When the gate opens, you are treated to something special. Immediately, the haven-like grounds are consuming. To the west, a zen-like garden and landscaping compete with the dynamic form of this family home in which sculptured copper-clad skylights punch through the roof to draw light into the spaces below.
Arriving at the entrance to the home, the subtle nuances of this structure filled with art and meaning come to the fore. A symbol inset into the in situ concrete wall represents the three males in Paul’s family; himself and his two sons, while a square in the centre represents his wife Deb, “the heart of this home and family”, Paul explains.
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