Hobson House

Throndon, Wellington, NZ

2021

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This Thorndon villa has been reimagined as a contemporary home. The original house was built in the late 1800s and had been heavily altered throughout the years (including being converted into three flats). To consolidate the building we removed the clutter of smaller rooms and improved the circulation by repositioning the hallway. The front of the house has been revitalised through the removal of an old carport at the front. New car parking has been incorporated into the house with two timber and glass panelled garage doors evocative of traditional joinery. To the rear of the house, a modern extension has been added to provide a new living room – this is stepped down from the main floor level to create a better connection with the garden. The extension’s gable roof form is reflective of the main roof and provides a generous volume internally.

Photos by Andy Spain

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