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This development is on the fringe of the commercial centre of Takapuna, on Auckland's North Shore. It adapts a terrace housing typology to meet the New Zealand way of life and suit the conditions of the site. It is a good example of high quality, more intensive forms of housing located in and around urban areas. The surrounding area includes a mix of commercial development and standard residential properties. The development provides 18 terraced housing units on a prominent corner site. The units have been designed as four-level terraced houses that positively address the street. The design type allows for higher density residential accommodation in a sensitive transitional location. The development as a whole is designed to a high standard. It creates a landmark on the street and responds well to the sloping site and adjacent developments. The units are well articulated and detailed with terrace and balcony features along the full frontage and dormer windows in the roof space. The building displays a strong local identity in its character. It has a good relationship with the street, responds well to the unique site and to the wider local environment.
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