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Oneroa House: Designing For Passions
Oneroa House is partly built on the foundations of a previous building, laid out to follow the contours of the land and with a sloping roof that appears to float over clerestory windows.
Oneroa House is partly built on the foundations of a previous building, laid out to follow the contours of the land and with a sloping roof that appears to float over clerestory windows.
Enter through a huge timber barn door with handcrafted metal hardware. 
Enter through a huge timber barn door with handcrafted metal hardware. 
The entertainment room and walkway to the courtyard. Both photographs by ArchiPro.
The entertainment room and walkway to the courtyard. Both photographs by ArchiPro.
Looking through the entertainment room, across the balcony to expansive views over a vineyard of Syrah grapes, Oneroa Bay to the right and bush to the east.
Looking through the entertainment room, across the balcony to expansive views over a vineyard of Syrah grapes, Oneroa Bay to the right and bush to the east.
The pizza shop! In the entertainment room, an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza oven was built to satisfy guests. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The pizza shop! In the entertainment room, an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza oven was built to satisfy guests. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The bespoke plywood kitchen is a smooth and elegant contrast to the textured concrete and tiled floor seen in the entertainment room. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The bespoke plywood kitchen is a smooth and elegant contrast to the textured concrete and tiled floor seen in the entertainment room. Photograph by ArchiPro.
This cooks’ kitchen has a super functional layout, robust surfaces and easy access from either side of the island.
This cooks’ kitchen has a super functional layout, robust surfaces and easy access from either side of the island.
Overlooking the vineyard, a casual dining area is lined in elite birch plywood by Plytech and American white oak flooring to match the rest of the home. Photograph by ArchiPro.
Overlooking the vineyard, a casual dining area is lined in elite birch plywood by Plytech and American white oak flooring to match the rest of the home. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The dining and lounge area features bespoke cabinetry designed by the architect.
The dining and lounge area features bespoke cabinetry designed by the architect.
Looking from the lounge towards the entertainment room. 
Looking from the lounge towards the entertainment room. 
A casual lounge area is a cosy nook with a fireplace that keeps the space toasty during winter. Photograph by ArchiPro.
A casual lounge area is a cosy nook with a fireplace that keeps the space toasty during winter. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The owners’ glass art collection is showcased in this timber display case that forms the backdrop to both the courtyard and lounge. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The owners’ glass art collection is showcased in this timber display case that forms the backdrop to both the courtyard and lounge. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The courtyard leads into the garage (left), the bathroom (centre), the lounge (right) and, inbetween, a staircase leads downstails.
The courtyard leads into the garage (left), the bathroom (centre), the lounge (right) and, inbetween, a staircase leads downstails.
A robust bathroom features decked flooring and slatted timber ceiling.
A robust bathroom features decked flooring and slatted timber ceiling.
Cedar weatherboards and shuttered concrete lines the walkway to/from the courtyard.
Cedar weatherboards and shuttered concrete lines the walkway to/from the courtyard.
The master bedroom features ocean views and a sliding window that overlooks a second lounge, a library and a study. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The master bedroom features ocean views and a sliding window that overlooks a second lounge, a library and a study. Photograph by ArchiPro.
The master bedroom has a sliding window that opens up and looks north under an overhanging eave to the treetops.
The master bedroom has a sliding window that opens up and looks north under an overhanging eave to the treetops.
The study off the downstairs lounge has an ocean view.
The study off the downstairs lounge has an ocean view.
Timber, masonry and copper elements provide ‘bulletproof’ durability..
Timber, masonry and copper elements provide ‘bulletproof’ durability..
The south-facing end of the building is solid and robust to protect against southerly winds. A balcony overlooks the vineyard.
The south-facing end of the building is solid and robust to protect against southerly winds. A balcony overlooks the vineyard.
The cedar ceiling flows out into the soffit and is bevelled along the edges. helping to give the roof an appearance of floating over its solid concrete form..
The cedar ceiling flows out into the soffit and is bevelled along the edges. helping to give the roof an appearance of floating over its solid concrete form..
Original sketch plan by SGA indicates the layering of the forms that make up Oneroa House set within the contouring landscape.
Original sketch plan by SGA indicates the layering of the forms that make up Oneroa House set within the contouring landscape.
The site plan by SGA shows Oneroa House among the existing accommodation that is dotted around the site.
The site plan by SGA shows Oneroa House among the existing accommodation that is dotted around the site.
Early architect's sketch of the upper-level plan of Oneroa House, courtesy of SGA.
Early architect's sketch of the upper-level plan of Oneroa House, courtesy of SGA.
An early architect's sketch of the lower-level plan indicates an original plan to angle the end of the form facing south-east towards Oneroa Bay.
An early architect's sketch of the lower-level plan indicates an original plan to angle the end of the form facing south-east towards Oneroa Bay.
Sketch of cross-section through Oneroa House, by SGA, shows the lower and upper levels that follows the contour of the land.
Sketch of cross-section through Oneroa House, by SGA, shows the lower and upper levels that follows the contour of the land.

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Strachan Group Architects is a multiple award-winning Auckland practice. Grounded in a specific and detailed first-hand knowledge of construction the team brings a highly developed sense of craft to the task of creating sustainable buildings with precision and elegance.

The keen sense of attention that the practice brings to the interpretation of a client’s brief is equalled by a rich and complex understanding of how to respond to the subtleties of site, the impacts of the natural environment, and the many contexts within which a building must operate. To these qualities SGA adds a precise understanding of the requirements of construction, with an advanced level of experience of prefabrication and the use of digitally controlled machinery in the fabrication of building elements under tightly controlled conditions.

SGA takes pride in it's ability to communicate ideas about building as they develop in conversation with clients, consultants and contractors. This skill has been honed in the extensive involvement the practice has had in education, where it has delivered a number of design/build projects with architecture students that have been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects by a series of Awards.

Recognised by their peers as an innovative and exciting practice, SGA consists of a group of highly skilled people with a diverse range of complimentary skills. This flexible team is highly attuned to new developments in the building industry, appreciated by their many clients and capable of undertaking work at any scale.