• Location

    Beach Haven, Auckland

  • Sqm


  • Builders

    Building Elements

  • Photographer

    David Straight

  • Type

    Housing - Additions & Alterations

  • Awards

    • Shortlisted for a 2023 NZIA Local Award

Lancaster - The Luxury of Enough

Lancaster - The Luxury of Enough

Extending a small 2 bedroom cottage from 85sqm to 135sqm; this family home punches above its weight by providing 4 bedrooms, 1 1⁄2 bathrooms, two ‘living’ rooms and a hard working Kitchen & Dining area - absolute luxury!

Clean circulation; articulated just enough to provide eddy spaces for the 5 inhabitants to pause, disperse and dance through their domestic lives. Children’s bedrooms right sized to ‘sleep in and to sulk in’.

By tailoring these spaces keenly we’ve realised the ‘Room of Requirement’. An industrious additional living space; TV room, lego room, band practice, teen hangout and guest bedroom all just far away from the adult ‘withdrawing’ room.

The central Dining & Kitchen portmanteau space allows a generosity of space and ample circulation while at its heart its motivations are that of inclusion; both in terms of daily family life and also out to the street as well.

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