This two storey weatherboard home suffered from one of the most common afflictions of New Zealand houses of its era – poor insulation. The owners wanted to transform it into a warm, dry, cosy home that they could raise a family in.
Whilst the layout of the living spaces has remained relatively unchanged, the design took advantage of its north facing aspect by incorporating generous amounts of glazing to allow the warmth from the sun to shine in.
The remainder of the upper floor was reconfigured to transform an existing smaller room into a master suite with ensuite and walk in wardrobe. A new entrance area was established downstairs, complete with new stairs leading into the main living space. The existing garage was also extended.
The project included an entire re-roof, kitchen fit out, two bathrooms, repairs to the exterior, rewire, all new aluminium joinery, a complete