H House

Year: 2014
Client: Private

Onehunga, Auckland

An early 1900s cottage was respectfully modernised in this renovation, a new life breathed into the home’s interior and in its interaction with the exterior environment.  
An important element of the renovation was found in a reconsideration of the flow and layout of key living areas within the home. Here the kitchen was relocated during the establishment of a new, sociable connection between kitchen, dining and entertaining zones. This space bleeds out to a new covered deck, where fine underslatting to the canopy offers a filtered light quality reminiscent of the NZ bush.