On the interior, the changes are substantial, improving overall functionality and adding another bedroom and more living space.
In the main structure, the dining area was moved to the kitchen's original position near the centre of the building. An internal dividing wall was removed, and a doorway opened out, extending the length of the double-height living volume.
For structural reasons, a steel support portal now spans the middle of the room. This is painted black to tie in with the exterior metalwork. This beam contrasts the original pine ceiling, which is painted white to enhance the sense of spaciousness and light. New timber floors were laid throughout.
The new kitchen features a substantial island in precast concrete, stainless steel perimeter benchtops, and a black backpainted glass splashback. These elements, and the three semi-industrial light pendants, give the kitchen a no-nonsense feel. This was a specific request from one of the owners, a professional chef.
The master suite, on the ground floor, has also been transformed, with new floor-to-ceiling windows taking in the mountain views from the bathroom. A new central dividing wall in the bedroom separates the bed from a desk and seating area. The wall also provides privacy from the pool area and repurposed garage.
Leading to two upstairs guest bedrooms at the rear, a new minimalist stair and stairwell window further open up views to the Remarkables. The guest rooms have been freshened up, and a new bathroom added.