Calder Place Glendowie


Calder Place is my own property and therefore designed according to the requirements of my wife and I. The site has an exceptional view of the Tamaki estuary so we have done everything to maximise this. My partner and I subdivided the original property in order to allow a very long frontage to the view. This enabled me to ensure every ‘living’ space in the house (Kitchen, Dining, Living and Bedrooms) was able to take advantage of this view with full height full width glass.


Another requirement of this house was that we wanted it to have the feel of a bach or holiday home together with the relaxed atmosphere this would create. The modernist vernacular ‘bach’ aesthetic was also a driver in terms of the house’s design. This property is also my home office and the perfect space for me to stimulate and enhance creativity.