Monumental Black

On the rural fringe of the lifestyle township of Clevedon is this barn inspired house. This house has created more interest than any other house I have designed in the last 10 years. It is a product of creative clients, a rural aesthetic exterior and a lifestyle interior, it epitomises modern Auckland. 3 simple barn […]

 
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Queenslander

The clients had long admired the Queenslander with its first storey living, louvre ventilation and wide verandahs. The style suits New Zealand’s climate nearly as well as tropical northern Australia so when they came to build this was their brief albeit with the constraints of a suburban section in one of Auckland’s eastern beach suburbs. […]

 

Rustic Barn USA

A barn first constructed in 1780 lies dismantled in a yard in the US waiting export to NZ for reassembly as a new home. Note the huge size of the hand hewn timbers and the marriage marks etched on the frame when new, only 230 years ago. The marks were to ensure it was assembled […]

 

Blue Sky Mangawhai

An awful 70’s house in the perfect location recreated into a stunning beach home. One of the owners has been the editor of several of New Zealand’s most successful home magazines so it’s no surprise they snapped this opportunity and created a gem.

 
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Pumpkin Patch – Sylvia Park

Over the last decade we have designed hundreds of stores for Pumpkin Patch. Our initial brief was to update the original “Western” look. We developed the “beach” look with its cleaner colours but retaining the slightly rustic feel. The design process continually evolved and with entry into the UK and USA markets the company moved […]

 
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Pumpkin Patch – Concept Design

Over the last decade we have designed hundreds of stores for Pumpkin Patch. Our initial brief was to update the original “Western” look. We developed the “beach” look with its cleaner colours but retaining the slightly rustic feel. The design process continually evolved and with entry into the UK and USA markets the company moved […]

 
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Boarder Town

The award-winning snow, wake and skate board shop at Botany Town Centre. We enlarged and modified the existing shop to create an appropriate canvas on which to display their extensive and vibrant stock range to its best advantage.

 
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InSpired

In the style of the traditional country house the inspiration for the form of this house came from the Fredrick Thatcher church across the river. The interior style and planning though is all modern, open plan, with a large farm-style kitchen and mezzanine family room. Carefully designed to maximize the sun and views and to […]

 
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Country Villa

This was a relocated standard villa (from Remuera) that we have twice added to, more than doubling the floor area. We all love the generous volumes of a villa but they lack the living space and conveniences for a 21st century home. The additions were designed to blend sympathetically with the old and deliver additional […]

 
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Rustic Country House Extension

A growing family of boys needed a sizeable extension to house them and their activities. The rustic styling of the original house was continued outside, cedar weatherboards and windows, while inside there is a combination of polished concrete (with crushed shells and timber inlays), rustic beams, sleeper steps and TG&V linings.

 

Welcome

Welcome to MacKenzie Architecture. If this is the first time you have seen our work you may be surprised at its breadth. Our two main specialties are residential and retail design, new and alterations but we have designed many other buildings as well: medical facilities, warehouses, cafes and other commercial buildings.

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  • Winter has officially ended and we are now hoping the weather gods have taken notice. Despite the (self induced) gloom in some sections of the economy and construction in particular, there appears to be no slackening in the demand for our services. Clevedon is set to explode with Watercare signing up to have sewerage ready by April 2020. Clevedon Cares, a local intuitive, with aims to develop Clevedon in a stylish way along the lines of Matakana and Hobsonville, have done great work establishing design guidelines for buildings and putting bridal/ walking and cycling paths around the township. We are set for an exciting 2019, 2020 and beyond.