14 OCT 2016

Thom House (1954) – James Hackshaw

With so many exciting pieces in the NZ Modern Collection, Dan and Emma decided it was the perfect opportunity to showcase more great design in another iconic mid century home.

Thom House was designed in 1954 by James Hacksaw of the highly celebrated mid-century Architectural firm Group Architects. This early avant garde home is located in the Auckland suburb of Morningside and owned by friends Jed and Christy. It's the perfect setting for inspired design from the recent NZ Modern Collection.

Unlike the houses around it, Thom House eschews all interest in facing the road. Exterior windows on the street elevation are well above eye height. Instead, the brick clad house faces an internal 'zen' style courtyard encased by floor to ceiling windows. In typical Group fashion, the material use is efficient and frugal and the design favours informal living. It’s a bold statement of design and an important example of the Group Architects legacy.  

"When we first saw the Thom house, we thought it was an industrial sub-station with a nicely manicured section. At the time we had no idea of it's significance but it gave off a sense of intrigue that made us want to know more”, say Dan and Emma. “We’ve since become good friends with the owners and are delighted to have the opportunity to put the pieces from our collection into a real interior which is also an architecturally significant New Zealand house”.

Photography Credit – Dan Eagle

Styling – Emma Eagle


Photography / Dan Eagle

Styling / Emma Eagle


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