Man Cave, Auckland

Just outside of Auckland, architect Karin Montgomery has transformed an above-garage storage space into a bright home for two.

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Maintaining the original 36sqm/388sqft footprint and still allowing full use of the double garage beneath it, Karin recessed the home’s storage into the edge of the pitched roof. Carefully selected materials contribute to the home’s light palette, complimented with the addition of more windows and contrasting charcoal stairs.

Purpose-built joinery forms central storage for the home, dividing living, sleeping and bathroom without the need for additional walls and doors, maintaining the home’s open spaces and its quiet, peaceful feel.