Rolling green hills, old oak trees and the smell of apricots and honey. A cow bellows into the wind...
Clusters of volcanic rocks are strewn across the sweeping green landscape.
The most famous of the rocks is known as 'Lovers Leap'. A ragged arrangement of earth, rock and foliage, looking out over an ancient Pa site.
An elegant home sits gently on the landscape next to this beloved spot, like a soft caress. The space in between allows for the gazing out into.
This is where two lovers; and retired farmers, decided to pay homage to their land. Amongst the stirrings of their family farm, with views to the historic homestead and looking out at the rocky outcrops and pastures they know as home.
NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards 2020 - Housing