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More than ever it seems we need to be smarter about construction
technologies, sustainable materials and energy utilisation
but let's not forget spatial planning, context and creating a sense of place.
HILL STREET HOUSE
Originally a solid 1950s weatherboard house, this house is on an elevated urban site overlooking the Waimea Plains.
The clients didn't want to move from this site and so decided instead to open up the spaces, extend outdoor living and make the most of the all day sun and views.
Restrictive town planning requirements to a small rural section created challenges in adding space to what was a farm workers single storey cottage.
A local heritage house helped provide some context and another floor was added upstairs with views to the mountains- all within a colonial-regency
form. Steel beams and hyjoist floor beams upstairs enabled areas to be opened up into more usable spaces.
This design was the Winner of the "Residential Alterations and Additions Design Award 2011 for Nelson/Marborough"
The site is a 35 acre block with views ranging from the Waimea Estuary to Durville Island and the Richmond Ranges.
Vehicles arrive up a winding driveway from the valley below until they come to entry gates and a farmhouse style courtyard.
This house is kinked to ensure all day sun to all Living and Bedroom areas and is on one level. The large garage is linked by a passage to the house.
...I considered Mike would be methodical and thorough in his approach,
someone who would listen and ensure they understood my requirements..Mike
proved to meet my expectations in these areas.. David Burr 2006