Architect's house pulls in $900k over valuation

Architect's house pulls in $900k over valuation

An architecturally-designed Grey Lynn house has sold for nearly a million buckaroos over its valuation – demonstrating the worth of good design, according to Richard Naish.

"Good design is appreciated and has value," he told the Herald.

Naish, of RTA Studio, bought the house in 2008 for $887,500 and has sold it for $2.6 million, or $900,000 more than its QV.

In between, he put a lot into the site, demolishing an older dwelling and designing a futuristic home for himself, wife Andrea and their three children that neighbours called odd.

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