2023 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Kelburn Villa Alterations
This alteration is one of minimal interventions, handled by the architect in an extremely skillful way that pairs the existing character of the villa with highly considered contemporary interventions. The addition of a few square metres, some re-planning, and dealing with a few weathertightness and maintenance issues was accompanied by infilling a small portion of the upper-level verandah. This not only solves pragmatic concerns of entry and storage, but also creates a generous kitchen and defines a private balcony beyond. Material choices, including Western Hemlock panelling, complement the existing timber in the space and add warmth and a feeling of comfortable domesticity. The result is a lovely, liveable home suitable for the next 50 years of occupation, and clients that are delighted with the results.