11 DEC 2015

Vlad Cacala Designed 'Tapper House' Available to Rent

One of our favourite mid-century New Zealand homes is available to rent!


Words and Photography by Dan Eagle

The exceptionally talented Czechoslovakian Architect Vlad Cacala designed some of the most elegant homes in New Zealand during the mid 20th century. Today these homes are increasingly coveted as outstanding local examples of international style modernism and loved by enthusiasts and the general public alike. Cacala was trained in Prague under the guidance of many highly regarded members of the Bauhaus. You can see this influence in the clean lines and thoughtful simplicity of this home.

The 'Tapper House' was built in 1957, it is located in the Auckland suburb of Kohimarama and is an excellent example of Cacala's work. It is a large elevated structure with generous open plan living and floor to ceiling windows that allow plenty of light inside. The interior features beautiful native timber floors and paneling which contrast perfectly with grey stone feature walls. The home has been carefully restored in line with the original design and features in a number of leading architectural books including 'Long Live the Modern' by Julia Gately and 'Modern' by Jeremy Hansen.

We have been lucky enough to visit this home a number of times and definitely recommend a whisky on the front deck in the summer. Unfortunately we aren't able to rent this awesome place but if you're interested call Sandy Burgham on 021 871 699 or email sandy@sandyburgham.com


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