The Waiheke Island house, designed by Mitchell and Stout Architects, was conceived and created for patrons who wanted to have a weekend and holiday home that they could use as an escape from the city. The mandate for the Waiheke Island house that Mitchell and Stout Architects received was that the house itself had to be a place where guests could stay over for some time. Additionally, the space had to encourage the owners towards a different living pattern than would be their tendency in the city.
The beautiful home on a island near Auckland, New Zealand has lots of open space, both inside and all around the home. The Waiheke Island home is an idyllic refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life.