If ever there was a definition of the worse house on the best street, this house would be one. Sitting on a ridge over Lowey Bay, the house has majestic views north over Petone and south to the harbour entrance. The house however was in very poor condition, poorly planned cellular layout with a maze of various additions over the years.


In designing the changes, we tested a variety of options for a cost-effective reconfiguration into a two-bedroom house with better connected living spaces that enable access to the views in both directions. The new plan allows for the addition of a future second storey to increase the number of bedrooms. We also looked at the location of a future self-contained flat.