This site was in a Conservation Zone and hence the design was subject to a high degree of council scrutiny and negotiation. A scheme was pursued around modernist secondary forms that were subservient to the existing villa but complimented its materials, textural depth and shadowing.

The driving factors of the design was to link the living areas to the outdoors and maximising the lawn area.

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Gerrad Hall Architects is a design-based architectural practice with an emphasis on producing elegant, functional and enduring works. With projects spread throughout New Zealand, this award winning Auckland based practice has 16 years of experience in the design of new homes and house alterations of all sizes and budgets.

Gerrad is involved through all stages of design and construction, and offers a genuine one-on-one process with an open and inclusive approach. With a strong interest in robust materials, expressive detailing and building quality, there is a consistent focus on producing work that will not only stand the test of time, but will get better with age.