Architects often dread the thought of adding extra floors to heritage villas, as marrying the style of the old and new elements – plus the disruption to the existing ground layout to accommodate stairs – can be major issues.
On this project, conceptual design work had been completed by Alan Paul Architects and a previous owner, and Construkt were asked by the new owner to continue with the working drawings. Happily the client understood the challenges well, including the need to keep the roof design sympathetic to the Residential 1 heritage zoning. Working with a craftsman building team, Construkt produced a home with enlarged living areas and additional cosy attic bedrooms and bathrooms, all without altering the essential character of this historic villa.
Herne Bay, Auckland