The clients of a small character bungalow in Onehunga were wanting to extend their home for their growing young family. At the first meeting it was evident that they valued creativity and design. The interiors had natural tones and were accented with colour and sculpture. The house had great character features but only had two bedrooms.
We approached the extension respecting the beauty of the character while adding the desired spaces for modern family living. The addition included a new bedroom, a larger bathroom and a open plan living space with kitchen and dining that opened up to the large grassed outdoor area. Our intention was that the house would feel as though it had been designed this way originally but have the modern functionality of the open plan living with the indoor-outdoor flow. The symmetry and large opening to a wide, low level deck at the same level integrates the house with the large lawn. It means that the client can enjoy the beauty of the character home and also benefit from better outdoor living. The build of this project was undertaken by SIKA Homes, and won a Gold Award for Master Builders.