St Heliers House

The current version of this house is an extensive modification of a project designed by Pete Bossley in 1985.

Extremely sculptural the house incorporates exciting changes in spatial volumes, forms and massing. The limited palette of colours and materials ensures coherency and allows the house to come to life with the impact of natural and artificial light.

Water is a continuing theme which starts at the Main Entry pools and reappears as a cascade falling from the swimming pool toward the tennis court and continues as a dramatic sculpture/fountain addressing the street.

Bossley Architects designed all hard landscaping and sculptural elements.


  • NZ Institute of Architects Branch Award 1986
  • AHI Environmental Award - Highly commended 1986