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Wellington, NZ


Aerial exterior render of modern timber clad house

Reclaiming the under-used side yard of a large existing 1930s house, Centre-Part is a three-storey infill home, propped on top of an existing retaining wall and anchored back into the landscape beyond.

An entryway, garage, and workshop wrap back from the street-edge retaining wall which creates a podium level where the main volume of the home and its surrounding landscaping rest. 

The semi-open lower level houses the kitchen, living and dining over a split level divided by a screened stair. Large doors open to the deck and gardens, creating a light, transparent lower base to the main mass of the house.

A timber clad upper-level shields sleeping and ablution spaces from the street, but is parted down the middle, revealing a vertical stripe of glazing allowing views to Wellington City.

Render of modern house from street level looking at white plaster garage and timber house above
Alternate render of modern house and garage with trees in front
Image of modern timber house from garden with privacy screens over windows
Centre-Part floor plan drawings
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