NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards – Housing – Alterations and Additions – Marine Parade

Judges Comment – Intriguing from the street with its spare, brooding style, inside this house reveals a host of pleasures and surprises that take their cue from its original quality build in the 1970s. A faithful attention to period detail – including superb cabinetry which mimics elements of 1970s design already extant in the house – does not overshadow the success of the repurpose of the house for modern living. A reconfiguration of some of the interior programme, two substantial additions, and a bold exterior ‘wrap’ have created a house of distinction, substance and elegance.