Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga

Wadestown House


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A respectful addition and alteration to a turn-of-the-century villa on a narrow, hilly Wellington site. The contemporary style of the new structure, featuring three bedrooms and bathrooms, sits in contrast to the original villa and is linked with a transparent element that houses the kitchen and family room. The restored villa has been simplified to provide the main living areas, as well as a guest bedroom and ensuite.

…. the impression is of three pavilions, all different but in harmony. Delicacy of detail and sympathetic colours emphasise the successful linking. This is a confident, ‘gutsy’ design that respects both the modern and Victorian building styles,” NZIA Awards Jury, 2000.

Awards: NZIA Local Architecture Award, 2000.