Our Waiheke story ... 

Nestled on the crest of the ridge at Oneroa, Waiheke Island, the old Bach (1930s) had extensive wrap-around views over the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland City.

Dawn had been going to Waiheke since a child in the 50s and wanted the chance for her family and friends to experience the wonder of this special island.

Dawn knew exactly what she wanted for this magnificent spot - contemporary, low maintenance, and funky with two distinct areas so when family and friends came, they could all have their own privacy, yet still be together for socialising.

As Dawn was approaching retirement, she realised the property could also provide her with holiday rental accommodation and consequently the re-born 'Bach' was transformed into View43 and CityLights

Denise (Dawn’s daughter) came on board as the interior concept took shape and very subtle colours were chosen for relaxation and harmony. A mixture of practicality and style guided the look.

Dawn loved the idea of a retro look and had acquired many pieces of trash or treasure? - 70s mahogany furniture, formica tables and wrought iron pieces that she was keen to revamp.  The results were amazing - reupholstering, refinishing the wood, and powder-coating the wrought iron.

The duo then sourced the finishing touches "cushions are like putting pearls with a black dress" was Denise's comment, and right she was. 

The gas fire complimented View43 as did the private hot outdoor shower. The landscaping took on a contemporary design.   

Dawn's dream of View43 and CityLights was completed in November 2001.  None of this would have been possible without the assistance of her mother Milly, daughter Denise and friend Rex Little, Architect. 

And the rest as they say, is history.