Auction watch: The Auckland property that award-winning architect Ron Sang designed for his family in the 1970s has come up for sale a month after his death – and it’s expected to smash sale prices for the area.
Listing agent Ollie Wall of Wall Real Estate likens The Sang House to the architect’s globally beloved Brake House in Remuera, comparing the four-bedroom property to its ‘little sister’. ‘The way this house is sitting up among the canopy of trees is so like that house – it’s like the little sister, but in town,’ he told Stuff.co.nz.
Sang passed away on 11 June 2021, aged 82 and was a longtime patron and collector of New Zealand art. The Sang House took its cues from its creator’s obsession and was designed to accommodate his collection.
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls connect the house to its lush site, while interior walls appear to float beneath the ceilings. Its current owners have restored the 1970s property’s interiors, using magazines from the era.
The Sang House, at 58 Hapua Street, Remuera, will be auctioned on Sunday, 25 July 2021. In the meantime, it is hosting an exhibition of midcentury art and furniture from the era in collaboration with Webb’s auction house, which will also go under the hammer on the same day.