Written by Adam Bryce
In some better 2020 news, one of New Zealand’s most iconic pieces of architecture is up for grabs.
Designed by New Zealand architect Ron Sang (ONZM), The Brake House has received international acclaim since its finishing touches were completed in 1976.
Originally conceived for renowned Magnum photographer, Brian Brake, the build now holds a category 1 heritage listing and, in 2001, was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architect’s inaugural Enduring Architectural Award.
A mid-century masterpiece, the home makes the most of its natural surroundings. Enveloped in a nest of native bush, The Brake House maximises its expansive Titirangi views with a series of floor-to-ceiling glass pavilions sandwiched between linear planes of untreated timber.
And, in some great 2020 news, The Brake House is on the market and could be yours with any luck (and some serious coin). Listed with Wall Real Estate and for sale by tender, we forecast a healthy fight to claim stake of this multi-award winning piece of architecture.
INDEX’s round up of art and culture events on the New Zealand calendar.
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11/DEC – 13/FEB
2 – 23/DEC
26/NOV – 20/DEC
25/NOV – 19/DEC
28 – 29/NOV
15 – 28/NOV
5/NOV – 5/DEC
24/OCT – 24/JAN
6 – 21/NOV
8/NOV – 12/DEC
12/NOV – 5/DEC
15/FEB – 22/MAR
11/NOV – 28/NOV