PHOTO: TESSA CHRISP/NZ HOUSE & GARDEN The view from the kitchen island is straight out to sea; the lights are from Lighting Direct – Belinda wanted black for contrast and enjoys their timber detailing to suit other aspects of the kitchen.

Andrew Greville is an airline pilot and although the world may be his oyster, home base is the pearl.

“Regardless of where in the world I have returned from, when I open my front door I know I’m in the best place on earth,” he says of the Waihi Beach home he shares with wife Belinda.

From that open door his gaze can travel down the wide passageway of his waterfront home, over the main living area and out to sea. Tuhua (Mayor Island) – after which the house is named – is anchored in the distance.


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