This extensive alterations and additions project created a master suite in the roof space of an Arts and Crafts era house. The structure was rebuilt with expressed collar ties and new windows facing Gordons Bay. A light, sculptural staircase was added to connect the new space in a style that differs from but complements the heavier details of the existing house.
In contrast to the arts and craft era rooms, a new living area with large glass doors and expressed dark, plaster reveals was created. We visually connected the new rooms by introducing a series of aligning openings throughout the old house, taking the eye right through to the water view.
Photography by Anson Smart