Grey Lynn House
The original brief was for a bathroom alteration in an old 1900’s Victorian villa. The project quickly grew and soon we were working on a large renovation project which involved demolishing the lean-to and adding a large contemporary cedar clad addition, garage, deck and swimming pool.
Sites in the area are generally around 15 metres wide with a villa built across most of this width. Internally this provides space for a traditional corridor down the middle and bedrooms either side, the standard villa layout. As with a lot of projects of this nature the removal of the lean-to allows for a new open planned addition to be placed on the rear which is feed from the central corridor of the old villa.
It is often done this way because it is a simple planning strategy that works. In this case we had the added advantage of a large rear yard that was north facing, with well designed and established landscaping. The new addition steps down from the old part of the house, a high ceiling is maintained, allowing for a large volume and the new lower floor level provides a better connection to the lawn and pool beyond by dropping over 1m lower than the previous floor level.
The new addition takes advantage of the house and its location on the site, it allows the charm of the original house to remain in conversation with the street, while allowing freedom for the architectural language of the new contemporary addition.
What our clients say…
“AJ was pivotal to our project. He brought a new perspective to things we hadn’t thought of. Introduced innovative ideas which became key stand out features of our home. He was willing to be collaborative and so easy to work with. We were so impressed with the result.”