"Working with Smith & Scully on our extensive house renovations was a very enjoyable process. Most importantly, Carolyn Smith really listened to the ideas I had and incorporated those into the design very well, whilst at the same time providing her own helpful insights into what might (and might not) work in the design. Carolyn has a real flair in her architectural design but also I found Smith & Scully very sympathetic to the heritage design we wanted to preserve and very helpful on the practical front.”
Our client’s passion for ‘traditional meets contemporary’ style drove the transformation of this previously 70’s-altered Herne Bay bungalow into a light, spacious home. The internal planning was reconfigured, kitchen extended and modernised, and a new sleep-out and pool now sit comfortably amongst beautiful landscaping.
Right from the start our client fell in love with the inherent style and character of her transitional bungalow and when the time came, she had a very clear brief for us regarding her aspirations for the alterations and additions to her home.
The builder knew our client well, and had a great deal of experience in bungalows and villa alterations. Liaising early on with him was key to a pleasing result.
There were several pragmatic hurdles for us to leap along the way, dealing with inner city suburb drainage and soakage issues, existing structural issues, and the recent Manu Whenua designations from the Unitary Plan meant documentation and consent processes took their time! However we made it through the mire, and this really is a lovely example of a client’s clarity and passion for her home shining through.
Architecture Smith + Scully is an award-winning architectural practice based in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Established in 1996, our body of work is expansive, but our specialty is in residential design...we love it all!
Our sole aim is to enhance our clients’ everyday lives through thoughtful, responsive, quality design, to create nourishing, enjoyable and valuable environments. Our clients are very important to us, and many return and refer us to their colleagues and friends.
We provide the full range of architectural services, from site analysis and conceptual scheme design, through to full design documentation for the council approvals, construction and fit-out, consultant coordination, contractor selection and tendering of contracts and contract administration.