Vaughn McQuarrie Architect

Waiheke Island based Vaughn McQuarrie Architects are an award-winning practice focusing on residential and small-scale commercial projects throughout New Zealand. With a passion for what they do – their design focus is to work closely with clients to create buildings that are intimately connected with their context while still remaining practical and functional.

Creating a home on this small Waiheke site is an example of their design ability. It’s a modest home that contrasts a material rawness with detailed perfectionism and balances the charming cottage garden to the west, with the expansive, elevated sea view over Oneroa Bay to the east. Moving through the house, you’re struck by how much room there seems to be in such a small space.