On lo­ca­tion

Our ad­vice? Put the his­toric Pah Home­stead on your itin­er­ary next time you’re in need of in­spi­ra­tion.

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Our shoot at Auck­land’s Pah Home­stead, sur­rounded by con­tem­po­rary art, was every creative’s dream. Lo­cated in Monte Ce­cilia Park, the ma­jes­tic old build­ing is home to the TSB Wal­lace Arts Cen­tre, where you’ll find a chang­ing pro­gramme of ex­hi­bi­tions fea­tur­ing pieces from the James Wal­lace Arts Trust col­lec­tion of more than 8500 works.

The house it­self is a joy to ex­plore. De­signed by ar­chi­tects Ed­ward and Thomas Ma­honey in an Ital­ianate style and built in 1877, it was the largest house in Auck­land at that time. Now it pro­vides a unique con­trast to typ­i­cal, ul­tra-mod­ern gallery spa­ces.

Com­plete with a café of­fer­ing clas­sics from sweet and savoury crum­pets to shared plat­ters, it’s a des­ti­na­tion in it­self and, if you ask us, one that’s not to be missed. Pah Home­stead, 72 Hills­bor­ough Road, Hills­bor­ough, Auck­land. ts­b­bankwal­lacearts­cen­tre.org.nz; pah­home­stead.com­pany

Be­hind the scenes with pho­tog­ra­pher Guy Coombes

and model An­mari Botha.

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