This elegant conversion of a heritage office building into 14 boutique residences blends a gracious past with the sophistication and energy of modern architecture. The original home of one of Auckland’s oldest timber merchants, Carter Holt, Botanica Heritage is all light filled spaces and robust, timbered charm.


McDougall Reidy & Co


60 Mary Street, Mt Eden

Completion Date

October 2017


2019 NZIA Auckland Awards – Heritage

A light well connects the first and second floor. Materials complement the existing fabric of the building establishing a contemporary vigour; aluminium window joinery, exposed concrete, hardwood flooring and an exposed timber truss ceiling on level two combine to express the richness of the space. The design sensitively integrates the original and the new with its neighbour.