top of page

Karori house

New build 2019

Built on a subdivided section and surrounded by multiple neighbours, this two-bedroom house is a surprisingly peaceful and private urban sanctuary.

The design of the house drew initial inspiration from the two-bedroom state house at the front of the site, which had a simple yet very liveable layout, and well-protected entrance - a must-have in Wellington's climate. This was further refined by incorporating design features from mid-century modern architecture, such as full-height windows and doors in the living spaces, built-in joinery units, a better connection with the outdoors, and playful use of colour. The house was designed and oriented on the site to ensure privacy was maintained while maximising light and sun.

A modest 98sqm in size, the decision to limit the number of bedrooms to two allowed for generously-proportioned bedrooms, a large open-plan living/dining/kitchen space, and a luxurious bathroom with separate full laundry.

Read more in Stuff's Life and Style section

Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
Peter Shaw Architecture: Karori House
bottom of page