The Island Retreat house


The Island Retreat house by Fearon Hay Architects sits on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island, looking out over Matiatia Bay. It serves a slick modern reminder of just what a good idea it is to make enough money to buy yourself an escape like this. Forget a private jet and a household teeming with servants, this house is real luxury.

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