43A View Rd, Mt Eden – Organon Architecture
I like to think that houses I’ve designed are houses folk like never to leave, so I’m disappointed to say that another of my houses has been on the market. Put on the market in September and it looks like it’s already sold – so too late for you to take advantage of an Open Home – but photographer Brad Thom at Soul Agency kindly sent me these photos for you lot to see.
Designed and built as a spec house back in 2002 as a neighbour to this one, this 4-bedroom steel, glass & concrete house has just 220sqm of space, cunningly arranged (he says) to feel larger. On a small site and surrounded and overlooked on three sides, it opens up to the sky, to the north and out to light, space and open landscaping.
Unfortunately there’s one or two things the previous owners added … like that stub wall for a gate … or didn’t add (like that anaemic flue, which is about 3m too short) … but as they say, you get that on the big jobs.
Overall, it’s a bloody nice, spacious, well-built, light-filled house that anyone should be pleased with. Well,anyone with a soul. :-)
PS: If enough of you are interested, I’ll post a floor plan once I get my main computer back from the ‘shop, where it’s been in to get fixed from its latest Windows Update. Grrrr.