In a recent alteration and addition, Architecture Smith + Scully transformed a small bungalow into a light, spacious family home with character. The renovated design provides easy and adaptable living options suitable for modern family life.
The reconfigured bungalow now has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small study, and a new extension containing an open plan kitchen/living/dining space. We have modernised and maximised the potential of this bungalow, while carefully restoring and reinstating heritage character features such as the original ceiling roses in the bedrooms.
The south-facing extension employs stylish and discreet strategies for introducing natural light into the space, including clerestory windows, generous sliding doors, and a skylight, without compromising the owners’ privacy. The doors opening onto the flush deck provide a generous indoor/outdoor flow. A clever work station hidden behind warm timber doors allows the living room to switch from a practical study area, to a sleek entertaining space. The warm timber of the cabinetry contrast against the glossy black splashback, for a welcoming yet modern aesthetic.
This renovation is a successful example of respecting the heritage character of an existing house while updating it to fulfil its potential as a stylish, functional and contemporary home.
“The moment we first walked into our Smith and Scully home we fell in love. The original bungalow was treated with respect in the renovation, and the extension flows seamlessly to provide a contemporary space that works brilliantly for our busy family. The layout has been well-considered and small details make it a pleasure to live in our house. Family life, entertaining, storage, warmth and comfort have all been taken into account in the design of our home and they’ve all been executed with a clean aesthetic that has provided a great base for us to personalise and turn it from a house to a home.“
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.