Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Clarke Gayford offer a glimpse into their new family home in Sandringham, Auckland. Watch Jacinda reflect on the first few weeks of being a parent and take a closer look at their interior style
Inside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s stylish family home
It’s been a whirlwind year for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – new job, new baby and a new house. After taking six weeks maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, Jacinda opens the doors to her family home to reflect on her first few weeks of parenting.
Sitting in the lounge of her home in Sandringham, Auckland, Jacinda spoke candidly in an interview with Woman’s Day saying she’s looking forward to going back to work but will miss all the time she’s had with baby Neve. “It’s been the fastest six weeks of my life – it’s just flown by,” says Jacinda.
Jacinda admits she hasn’t left the house that much saying, “I think I probably went for a walk around the block a little sooner than I should have. I was ambitious and then hobbled back to the house.”
The house, that’s provided much-needed privacy over the past six weeks, is still relatively new to Jacinda and partner Clarke Gayford. The couple recently moved out of their Point Chevalier home as they needed more space for their growing family.
The 1920s bungalow is situated near Eden Park and, funnily enough, is not far from the Mount Eden home former Prime Minister Helen Clark resided in while in office.
Sitting on a 643m2, north-facing section, the house is perfect for a young family – with three double bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, a dining and family room and a master bedroom with ensuite. Its big back garden even has a tree house in a Pohutakawa tree – perfect for when Neve is old enough.
The real estate photos showcase big, floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of the house, which invite in lots of light and create a bright and airy feel.
In contrast, the living room – as seen in the interview above and the family photo below, is a cosy space filled with Jacinda and Clarke’s vintage-inspired style.
With a mixture of retro and modern pieces, the living room has an inviting and laid-back feel. The muted green walls feature floating wooden shelves, which warm up the palette and provide a unique home for Jacinda and Clarke’s collection of decor pieces.
The combination of indoor plants and brass accents also help to add interest and depth to the cosy space. In the interview with Jacinda in her old Point Chevalier home below, you can even notice some of the brass pieces sitting pride of place in the background.
Now whenever Parliament is in session, Jacinda, Clarke and Neve will split their time between their family home in Auckland and Wellington’s Premier House. We wonder if they’ve added any of their own personal touches to the Wellington house too.
Watch our video below, in which Jacinda Ardern shares little-known facts about her. This was filmed at the PM’s previous Point Chevalier home just before she PM announced her pregnancy:
Words by: Lakshmi Krishnasamy. Images via: Getty.