The clients were a young family who wanted a timeless adaption of the existing house using quality materials, maximising their environment and natural light without exposing them to the surrounding neighbours.
The first element of the brief was to transform the orientation from facing the long driveway, to the sweeping views of the bay. On the western end, the architects added a deck to look over the water and extended the ceiling line to follow the pitch of the new roof. These additions fill the space with light, anchoring the home amongst the Pohutukawa trees and marine outlook.
Natural materials such as untreated brass, timbers and a Fusion Granite kitchen bench all offer clean detailing for a simple palette that further highlights the views; adding warmth and a welcoming atmosphere.