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JEWEL ON THE HILL

this home that turns its back to the hum of traffic and its face to the sparkle of the Waitematā: a pavilion in the trees; an ornamented container for living; a generational jewel for the future. But the best way to understand it is to make the journey down the stairs from the curve of the driveway to the discreet front door, to rest your hand on the cool slab of bronze that is its handle, to pivot it open, and to stay silent but attentive as you wander through each room and take in the many hand-hewn elements that make this place as much art as architecture.

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