GOLD PIN Freemans Bay Residence by Hare Interiors
Hare Interiors was challenged with converting an Auckland office block into an apartment — without changing its basic structure and while also making the most of its 180-degree sea views. Conversely, because the client works from home, the new residence also needed to incorporate an office space within its limited open-plan living area.
The design process began with a palette of luxurious and refined finishes in muted, warm metallics and unassuming yet rich tones. In the kitchen, a caramel onyx is used on the island, along with a variety of brass accents and natural timber. The living space was maximised by redesigning the kitchen and extending it along the entire southern wall of the dwelling through the dining and living area, and a looped-brass screen was developed to provide privacy for the office but allow it to remain open. The eastern wall features an integrated technology hub finished in brass and limestone that houses the working parts of the home.
The design process began with a palette of luxurious and refined finishes in muted, warm metallics and unassuming yet rich tones.