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Beach Haven, Auckland, NZ


Colourful alteration project to 1970s house

This project is an alteration to a 1970's house perched among mature native vegetation with generous views across to Catalina Bay in Auckland Harbour. The design scope was to rearrange the main living areas of the house to make the most use of a back yard and pool area with pool to the south east and the lofted balcony to the north west. Dividing walls were knocked down to introduce natural light into circulation spaces which were previously dim and a degree of transparancy was introduced to the main living areas to take advantage of the surrounding vegetation and views. The tired stucco cladding was replaced with a mixture of macrocarpa trim and coloured panels which animates the house in what is a pleasant sub tropical setting.  

Driveway and new planting in front of renovated house
Black and white 'before' photo of old balcony, house cladding and hand rail
'After' photo of timber balcony and house with brightly coloured paint job and large sliding doors to interior
Outdoor pool, paved patio, and renovated house in background, with large trees surrounding
Interior of renovated house with natural timber floors and trim, designer light pendants
Modern kitchen, timber bench top to island
Boatshed Floor Plan Drawings
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