Japan Homes Northshore New Home Project #1

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We have several new home projects in Northshore and one of these is going to be complete soon.


New Minor Unit Dwelling

This new brick-wall minor unit is located near Wairau Park and its construction begun in last September.

This is now at the final finishing stage.

The kitchen and bathroomwares have been installed; tiling and flooring have been also done.

Our Plan

Because of being a minor unit the floor area is only 60m2.

However, we still wanted this to be a comfortable home for a small family to stay.

So we designed:

  • Relatively large and functional open plan kitchen, dinning and lounge for this size of residential building
  • Large and functional kitchen
  • Enough Storage (kitchen pantry, Storage and Wardrobes)
  • Multi-purpose outside deck for hanging up washings, a play spot for kids, outside cooking (BBQ), etc.


If you are interested in building a new minor unit like this please feel free to contact.

We can provide a free skype consultation.




グラニ-フラット(Minor Unit Dwelling)新築

この新しいレンガ造りのグラニーフラットは、Wairau Parkの近くにあり、昨年9月に建設が始まりました。






  • このサイズの住宅にしては、比較的大きくて機能的なオープンプランLDK
  • 同じく、大きくて機能的なキッチン
  • 十分な収納(Wardrobe, Storage, Kitchen pantry)
  • 多用途に使えるデッキ(洗濯ものを干す、子ども達の遊び場、屋外でBBQなどの調理をするなど)







Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
Please let me know!