Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

Kelburn House I

Wellington

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The renovations to this traditional Kelburn villa are all about the relationship between the old and new elements. A new private courtyard, kitchen, family areas and an extra bedroom respond to and connect with the existing form of the house. The formality of the original villa is carried through to the exterior by a series of steps and plastered terraces that provide a connection with the backyard.

This well-crafted contemporary addition, with its tall proportions and clerestorey windows, raises the tired eyelids on the back of a traditional Kelburn villa to connect living areas to a landscaped courtyard... to deliver a stunning result,” NZIA Awards Jury, 2005.

Photos: Simon Devitt.
Awards: NZIA Local Award for Architecture, 2005.

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