A renovation and expansion project like the in New Zealand needs to take into account the future needs of its residents and how the house responds and grows along with those who use it. Accomplishing precisely this without breaking the bank is Parsonson Architects as they turn this early 1900s villa into a breezy contemporary hub.
Designed by Poss Architecture the exquisite family getaway sits seemingly in the middle of nowhere on an 860-acre ranch that contains within its confines nature at its relaxing best. The house itself combines the best in terms of local architecture the classic mountain cabin design and modern ergonomics.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
Transforming an old villa to meet the needs of a growing modern family is a hard task that demands a smart balance between aesthetics and functionality. It is not just about expanding the living space realigning the different rooms inside the old structure and giving it a brand new sheen.
In fact it is the outdoors that adds color magnetism and a sense of liveliness to a residence that otherwise seems restrained and understated. Large glass doors and windows coupled with drapes allow the homeowners to switch between unabated views and complete privacy with ease.