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.
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color with books accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.
The use of traditional elements natural materials and unique textures aims to bring out the original rustic aura of the home even as a neutral natural lime-based whitewashed backdrop ensures that the ambiance inside is soothing and refined.
That is something you would find on the wish list of many across the planet. And sometimes in order to realize this dream you might have to work with an awkward lot a small cliff and a lack of expansive space. But all that is well worth the hassle if you end up with a home like in Australia!