Abel Smith Flats
Abel Smith Street, Wellington, NZ
Originally built in 1897 as a family home, this two storey house was converted into two flats on the mid 1950s, one up, one down. This configuration was retained but both flats were completely reconfigured to make better use of the sun and light. The upper flat has a new bedroom within the roof space with dormer windows facing east and west, as well as a north-facing roof deck directly accessed from the main living area. The lower flat also has a private outdoor area to the north. This project is a part of the redevelopment of the three heritage properties on the corner of Abel Smith and Victoria Streets and was featured under construction in the Dom Post in Feb 2008.