Kaipara Residence

This fourteen bedroom retreat was designed as a centrepiece to a thriving deer farm. A haha (hidden ditch/fence) means the grazing deer appear to roam freely around the complex without fences interrupting the view from the homestead. Mature trees from the earlier farm provide a backdrop to outdoor activity areas. PCLA designed a swimming pool and decking platform including ample space for fixed and freestanding tables, chairs and umbrellas.

From the Lodge style accommodation guests can spill out into generous outdoor areas where sweeping lawns merge with adjacent pasture. The proposal works as a family home, for social events and corporate functions. Visitors relax in a totally rural setting only an hour out of Auckland.