Home design-wise how did we survive the 1930s? This renovation rethinks the past

This liberating home renovation leaves historic tight spaces behind – with the small bathroom and kitchen removed and the replacement new entertainment spaces flowing out to an expansive rear wrap-around deck

Designed by Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper Architects

From the architect:

Positioned in the heart of Point Chevalier this petite 1930s family bungalow needed remodelling for an expanding family. 

The design was to be a sympathetic addition and remodel to the classic bungalow. 

Modern living was embraced while remembering the original character of the house; with the spacious section there was room to extend out the back while keeping a large back yard for the family.

The brief was to reconfigure the existing layout and create a new open plan kitchen/dining/living with direct access to outdoors. 

Spread over one level the bedrooms and bathrooms are located at the front of the house and as the hallway continues to the rear it opens up to the living, kitchen and dining. 

The new space opens up to a French country styled kitchen with an adjacent lounge containing an extensive book shelf with exposed rafters overhead and large sliding timber doors, which open up to large deck that wraps around the house and stairs that continue down to the back yard.

Credit list

Architect and interior designer
Kitchen designer
Michael Cooper Architects
Landscene Landscaping
0.55mm Colorsteel Endura Roof Cladding
Inlite Eco lux down lights & Freedom pendants
Prestige Build
Kitchen manufacturer
Bjoern May Cabinetry
Bevelback pre primed pine weatherboards
Polished concrete floor, exposed aggregate; wool carpet
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Renovation – Highly Commended

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Homes

Photography by: Mark Scowen

18 Oct, 2020

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