Jeremy and Emma approached Daniel Marshall Architects late in 2015 after they had recently purchased a 1970’s St Heliers house designed by the architect, Robert Railley, for his own family home.
Located at Castor Bay on Auckland’s North Shore, the dark box like forms of Bay House stretch and weave along the elevated south-facing site. Recessed into the bank, the concrete basement is fractured by a glass roofed atrium space that allows sun and natural light to permeate deep within the building footprint.
The brief for this addition was for concrete, timber inside and out and timber slats – with a contemporary aesthetic. The new contemporary extension is made up of two stacked rectangular boxes offset so that the upper cantilevers in two directions over the lower, which forms a bridge back to the existing house.
Steel screens and profiled-metal cladding and roofs accentuate the heavy metal theme, while cedar to the north and the street elevation softens the house as a neighbourly presence in the street.
Despite some bungalow-style additions to its verandah, the street-facing south elevation of this Parnell cottage/villa remained largely faithful to the original 1890s form. To the rear, however, a miscellany of additions and alterations in a variety of architectural styles, had extended the dwelling with consequential modification to the original villa roof-line.
Located on the coastal North Shore of Auckland, this home is positioned on a small rear site with moderate slope. The brief was to create a stylish contemporary home incorporating three separate living spaces. In addition, it was established that views of Rangitoto could be obtained above a certain height on the property in the southern direction.