View Road

renovation Waiheke Island
completed 2010

This renovation began with a villa which had been shifted from its original home in Mt Eden to Waiheke Island. The extension to the rear of the villa was constructed in materials that would not attempt to mimic the villa but be sympathetic to the original part of the house. Brick walls run parallel with the villa walls to break up the spaces , the kitchen, dining and living room, an outdoor courtyard and garage.The extension skews in plan to allow a better view to the city setting up a tension between the axis of the villa and the site constraints. Architecturally the objective was to create a relaxed space for the extended family to inhabit and provide shelter from the elements on this very exposed ridge.