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
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