This home is like a 70s design capsule, complete with links to Kiwi music greats Screaming Meemees

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This location is similar a 70s plan clip capsule, with a sunken speech pit and built successful bar. Images: Ray White

Like an architectural clip capsule, this household location successful Titirangi is packed with 70s gems.

There are the exposed beams and clerestory windows, the elephantine ranch sliders that unfastened onto a wraparound veranda. There are the aggregate levels, including a sunken speech pit successful beforehand of the unfastened fire, and leather upholstered barroom successful the downstairs poolroom.

And don’t adjacent get maine started astir the brownish checker-tiled kitchen, with its archetypal baked honey-coloured Shacklock oven, and beaten copper scope hood. It’s consecutive retired of House and Garden mag circa 1970.

The location is no precocious Mid-century museum, however. In fact, 103 Waimumu Road, Massey, successful the Waitakere's, has been a household location to Dead Man Vintage laminitis Kate Buckley and her husband, instrumentalist Peter van der Fluit, of iconic Kiwi station punk set Screaming Meemees.

"It's a existent workhorse that oven," says Buckley. "It was made for entertaining and making large meals for immense families. It inactive works perfectly, truthful I ne'er got escaped of it. It works amended than immoderate modern oven I've ever had successful different homes. It's ace aged school, but it's conscionable truthful functional, and it looks cool."

103 Waimumu Rd is simply a unsocial   home.

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103 Waimumu Rd is simply a unsocial home.

"I wasn't truly looking [for a location to buy]," says Buckley. "I'm a immense Mid-century architecture instrumentality and I conscionable came crossed it online astir 3 years agone and conscionable made it happen. We sold our spot and managed to bargain it each wrong a beauteous abbreviated abstraction of time. I conscionable truly fell successful love. I saw and I conscionable had to person it."

Buckley “went down the rabbit hole” researching Adams’ enactment aft they mates moved into the house, and discovered however uncommon the Price Adams Dodd Architects founder’s homes were.

Buckley’s postulation  of Hornsea ceramics are from the aforesaid  play  arsenic  the house.

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Buckley’s postulation of Hornsea ceramics are from the aforesaid play arsenic the house.

"Most of the homes Rolly Adams built person been torn down. There were a batch connected the cliffs astir Mairangi Bay, and they're each gone - and helium didn't really physique that galore anyway. So they're beauteous rare. This is 1 of the fewer that are left. It's beauteous special."

She says there's ne'er a dull infinitesimal successful the home. Every time brings a antithetic view, a antithetic mode the airy enters the rooms, a antithetic mode to usage the rooms.

The speech  pit is the bosom  of the home.

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The speech pit is the bosom of the home.

The five-bed, three-bath, 400m² location sits connected a 673m² section. It’s a large home, but it inactive feels homely.

"These sorts of homes are similar surviving successful an creation installation. You're not conscionable sitting successful a boring box, there's ever thing going on. It truly changes the mode you unrecorded successful erstwhile you unrecorded successful a location similar this."

They usage the sunken occurrence pit each the clip successful winter, due to the fact that the fireplace puts retired capable vigor to crook that country into a cosy snug. Downstairs, Peter has a location workplace and rehearsal space.

There’s besides a 2nd reception country opens onto the pool, and comes implicit with a 70s bar, similar thing consecutive retired of Studio 54 – each that’s missing is the glitter ball. The country became a cocktail barroom for their housewarming – “It was amazing” – and it gets utilized arsenic a brushed portion barroom for the kids during the summer.

The room  is original.

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The room is original.

"We usage it arsenic a servery. It's specified a large house, it's similar a 2nd kitchen."

A agelong clip collector of vintage pottery and ceramics, Buckley’s favourite pottery is Hornsea from the UK. Made successful the 70s, it matches the location perfectly.

The wraparound veranda overlooks the swimming pool.

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The wraparound veranda overlooks the swimming pool.

"This is simply a postulation I've had for years, it's 1971 to 73. When I bought the house, the location matched the pottery I already had. It was waiting for the close location to beryllium displayed in. It's been astonishing having things that already matched the house."

With the children grown, the mates person decided a alteration of absorption is successful order, and they are reluctantly putting the location up for sale. It goes to auction connected October 4.

"Obviously I'm hoping that it volition spell to idiosyncratic who's ace passionate, and falls successful emotion with it conscionable similar I did," says Buckley. "It is simply a project, determination are things that request to beryllium done, and for the close person, it's going to beryllium an astonishing task they tin instrumentality implicit wherever I near off.

"I conscionable don't deliberation it's the benignant of spot you'd bargain unless you had a superior benignant of visceral absorption to it."

The maestro  chamber  has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

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The maestro chamber has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

There volition beryllium unfastened homes astatine the spot for the adjacent 3 weekends. It is listed with Lynn Lacy-Hauck, and Charlotte Inglis for Ray White.

The bar, disconnected  the pool, is similar  having a 2nd  kitchen.

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The bar, disconnected the pool, is similar having a 2nd kitchen.

There are aggregate  rooms for immoderate  mode   you privation  to live, including a dedicated study.

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There are aggregate rooms for immoderate mode you privation to live, including a dedicated study.

There’s besides  country   for a location  studio/music country   downstairs.

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There’s besides country for a location studio/music country downstairs.

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