14 SEP 2016
McClew House (1966) – Kenneth Albert
To photograph The New Zealand Modern Collection, Dan and Emma Eagle have selected McClew House, in the Auckland suburb of Orakei, as the location.
This elegant linear masterpiece sits at the top of a steep site which allows spectacular views over the city. The house was built in 1966 by gifted architect Ken Albert for a University lecturer and his family.
Unlike the houses around it, McClew house features a bold pavilion-style form with expansive floor to ceiling glass, open plan living and cantilevered balconies. It’s a daring statement of design and an important example of New Zealand’s mid-century architectural legacy.
"When we first saw the McClew house perched high on the site above us we were instantly captivated,” say Dan and Emma. “The house has a serious, almost imposing presence but at the same time you want to quickly scale the side of the hill, enter the house, pour a cocktail and take in the stunning views from this linear masterpiece”.
Photography Credit – Stephen Tilley
Styling – Emma Eagle
More inspiration you might like
Vanished Delft – Exhibition at Pah Homestead
Mr. Bigglesworthy is proud to be associated with Vanished Delft – Handmade Material Culture, the current exhibition at Pah Homestead.READ MORE
New Brands Debut in New Zealand
Exclusive brands debut in New Zealand as design store launches.READ MORE
In The Shade - Lilly Reich
Utilitarian and fearless, Lilly Reich's designs made her mark on the future of modernism.READ MORE
The Parnell Baths – Good Times and Great Design
The Parnell Baths are a truly joyous place – a vibrant cornucopia of colour, fun and incredible design.READ MORE