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Marine Parade

Marine Parade

Project Description

A 70’s house made anew. This house was true to the era, incorporating classic materials and fine detailing, but the spaces were small, haphazardly laid out and the overall feeling ‘tired’.

The challenge lay in working within the existing plan to create a series of spaces to fit the brief, whilst retaining the original feel and detailing.

Conceptually the additions are two insertions – a new living pavilion with glass sliders opens to a north-facing terrace, while a square fronted garage and bedroom block anchors the front elevation, screened with black cedar.

The entry was rebuilt as a double-height void space between the new two storey garage/bedroom block and the existing media and living room.

The original materials of the house have been retained and reinterpreted to create a contemporary, stylish home that has not lost its retrospective charm.


Marine Parade

  • Herne Bay, Auckland
  • New Zealand
Completion: 2013
Used materials
  • Wood

Type of Building

Architect Office