10 Balmoral Lane - Please park on McCormacks Bay Rd


Built by Dan Saunders Construction and designed by Bob Burnett Architecture, Balmoral Ōtautahi is this year’s under-construction exemplar. This hill site Superhome’s brief was to capture the stunning views without compromising on thermal performance, comfort, and earthquake resilience. Replacing an earthquake-demolished house, Balmoral Ōtautahi aims to combine performance, resilience and safety with beautiful organic architecture. Out of adversity comes something super.

Expansive windows will highlight the stunning views without compromising thermal efficiency, using high-performing uPVC, triple-glazed European joinery. In summer, the windows will be protected by large eaves and vertical external blinds to prevent overheating. Sheltered clerestory windows in the split roofs will allow quality morning light to enter deep inside. The high, voluminous ceilings will create a luxurious sense of space, yet the home will still be cost-effective to heat and cool, thanks to the WarmthNZ central heating and Moisture Master ventilation system. Fully insulated foundations have used Firth Ecomix concrete with 40% less carbon. Generously thick airtight walls and beautiful timber ceilings crafted from cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, are also structural, and will form the underside of a warm roof by SealCo with continuous insulation, combining structural integrity with aesthetic appeal. The Japandi design will embrace the natural materials throughout helping to enhance the occupants' comfort and mental well-being through biophilic design principles.  

This innovative under-construction Superhome can be viewed on the 2024 Superhome Tour for one day only at an informative stage of construction. Register online for tour talks on key topics and an onsite window workshop demonstrating how recessed windows are installed.

Refer to main page for Tour Talks

Artist's Impressions below.

Please park on McCormacks Bay Road. It is a 4-minute walk up the Lane to the site. There is one accessible park on site - if needed