Point Chevalier House
This modern home started life as a state house many years ago, at one stage it got relocated on site to accommodate a larger home and then we came along and attempted a renovation but ended up starting from almost new. We were able to retain the existing floor and sub-floor structure but not a single wall was left in its new life.
We did take inspiration from the old home and surrounding properties, on the lower level we used traditional weatherboards and a traditional roof form, but we departed this approach on the upper level where we inserted a modern wedge and clad it in vertical weatherboard to create a contemporary upper level retreat for the owners. This level has a bedroom, sitting room and a large north facing deck as well as an en-suite and large walk in wardrobe. The generous sized deck is accessed from the main bedroom and sitting room, the solid balustrade all around provides privacy from the neighbours while allowing these upper level spaces to feel open and connected to the outside.
The exterior is painted white to create consistency from afar and let the textures and form create interest and difference when closer. Full height doors let the internal space flow outside beneath the cantilevered upper level and on to a sunny deck which overlooks the garden below.
Builder: James Bros Construction | jamesbros.co.nz
Photos: AJ Sutton (more photos soon)