This small project required extending and renovating a small pre-1900’s workingman’s cottage. The finished house has 3 slightly stepped levels, down to the east. The top level (the original cottage) contains a living room and a bedroom, the middle the kitchen and the lower a dining family area opening out to a deck with views through trees to the east.
The owner had grown up in a 1950’s modernist home, and parts of the new interior are infused with a similar flavour, to compliment and subtly contrast the style of the original cottage.
Photographer Paul McCredie
NZIA Local Award for Architecture 2017