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Villa Re-imagined 

Roseneath, Wellington, NZ   


Outdoor living space outside heritage Wellington home

This design is composed of three distinct forms which look to connect a modern addition to a historic residence. The original house built in 1905 has had various additions and alterations over time which led to a scrambled building. The house has been stripped back to its original form and the earth floor basement beneath is excavated to create a habitable lower floor. A modern addition is created to the south of the existing house and connected with a flat roofed internal 'street' which is perforated with sunlight from above skylights. Verandas are reinstated on the northern side of the existing structure, albeit in a modern form, which opens the house up to its generous front lawn and garden as well as to views over Wellington Harbour.

Photos by Andy Spain

Tall timber extension to heritage Wellington villa
Modern interior hallway with concrete floor, timber trim and skylights
Bright modern kitchen alteration to Wellington heritage home
Photo from outdoor living space looking back into kitchen
Timber extension doors to bedroom from rooftop deck
Interior photo of warm timber ceiling, skylights and windows out to nice view
Heritage building extension from landscaped garden path
Modern interior hallway with concrete floor, timber trim and skylights
Large glass window in hallway connection heritage building to modern extension from outside
Modern landscaped path and lush planting outside house
Roseneath house floor plan drawings
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