Purple and orange make a strong impression in this new home that is frowned upon by locals in Northcote, Auckland.
Across Auckland, there are strict contracts that determine what colors you can paint your home on and what you can and can’t plant in your front yard.
And then there are established suburbs like Northcote, where you usually have relative freedom to do your own thing in newer buildings. That’s exactly what the owners of this new home on Pupuke Road are doing.
The home, still under construction, currently has bright purple trim around multiple eaves, and from what we understand, the owner (who also owns the adjacent section) does this. I am fully qualified.
1 local resident thing She says she’s more troubled by the fact that a huge, beautiful Pohutukawa tree has been cut down for her home.
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“Every time I pass by, it saddens me to lose that beautiful tree.
However, not everyone is against the color. One wrote that it “brings a spot of diversity and color to the neighborhood,” while others suggested that the owner must be a supporter of the Melbourne Storm Rugby League.
Negative comments about the design and color (“Barbie McMansions”) have also been criticized by other residents who think homeowners should be free to do their own thing. They own the land and build to their specifications. It doesn’t matter what other people think. ”
“Owners will love the colors and architecture if they choose to do it that way,” says another resident. “Well done, who are we to judge someone’s home and taste?”
Another says he keeps pointing out “poor development…in this case, poor design.”
“Those colors should be illegal,” wrote another local. “I can’t believe this passed the council, given all the compliance that has to go through to build anything. ”
Others “love it” and are amused by the color.
According to Congressional records, consent was granted in 2019 for a “two-story single-family housing unit containing 8 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a kitchen, and two garages.” After 6 months, consent was obtained for a change of location. Compared to the previous design, the house was moved 2.5 m to the south and 300 mm to the west. The finished floor level was also lowered.
Staff attempted to contact the person listed as the owner in the title.
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