Randwick Crescent is a railways cottage in Moera, Lower Hutt, just down the road from the office. There had been a series of alteration over time where it had lost some of its original charm. As is common with houses of this period, the sunniest room was the laundry, there was some odd planning and no connection to the backyard.


Our design looked to economically increase the house from 3-4 bedrooms with a modest 26m2 addition to the front and reconfiguring the rear as an open kitchen, dining and living area for a growing family. There is a new bathroom and laundry with one bedroom having an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The front of the house is modelled to bring back the original cottage charm.