Duncan House – McKenzie Bay, Whangarei Heads

Lighting & Electrical:
Integrated Electrical and Solar
Architectural Design:
Felicity Christian Architect

Situated at McKenzie Bay, Whangarei Heads, and built by Modern Earth Homes, this contemporary dwelling embodies colonial style, serving as a contemporary reproduction of the original heritage cottage that graced the location for many years. Adhering to the requirements of resource consent, the new residence preserves the footprint of its predecessor.

The former dwelling was dismantled to pave the way for an impressive reconstruction that pays respect to the original architecture while seamlessly integrating modern functionality and design.

Capitalizing on the beauty of the established pohutukawas and the expanse of Whangarei Harbour, the new residence boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor transition to the lawn and beach below. The generously sized waterfront property not only provides a stunning backdrop but also ample space to accommodate extended family for summer camping and year-round entertainment.

Integrated Electrical delivered a complete lighting design, using products from Switch lighting, PDL Wiser and Central Heating New Zealand. Featuring tread lights, underfloor heating, security and alarms, landscape lighting to feature trees and full electrical fit out to the studio nearby.