Ridge House: A Four-Bedroom House with A Lower Level Garage and Stunning Views

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This four-bedroom house is located in Titirangi, a suburb in the Waitākere Ward of Auckland in northern New Zealand. Ridge House sits on a ridge in the Waitakere Ranges on South Titirangi road with stunning views to the Manukau Harbour. Make Architects designs a lower level garage in an existing area that has been excavated.

Concept

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This house offers amazing views to the west and east of the Manukau Harbour. The site of the house has no driveway access over something that classified a “sensitive” ridge in the Planning maps. The architect takes the Resource Consent and designs a comfortable house that can maximize all features of the site. This way also can make the house more functional for everyday needs and activities.

 

Design

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An existing area of the house has been excavated for a rebound tennis court. This area is used by the architect for a lower level garage with a master bedroom at the opposite end towards the key aspect towards the Manukau Harbour. The main form is floated above this which also includes a kitchen, dining, and living areas. Through these rooms, the surrounding decks can be accessed towards the north and the harbor views.

 

Ridge House Gallery