The Glendowie House was designed by the practice of Bossley Architects and it is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
Due to the location which is between a natural edge made by the steep cliff rolling down to Karaka Bay and the sinuous road in front of the site several constraints appeared which determined the shape and position of the project. To allow the house to take the most advantage of the site the designers built the house right up to the front yard setback line, a measure which also reinforces the kink.
The front of the house has a veil of dark stained cedar wraps for protection and it also masks the stepped form of the building toward the southern elevation. Entrance inside is made through two cut-outs in the kinked frontage and one of them is into the garage door while the other is away from view from the road to provide privacy and shelter from the wind.