Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 28

Building designer: Janik Dalecki, Dalecki Design Cladding: Weathertex weathergroove Floors: Jarrah to match existing floorboards Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Dion Robeson see more images: search 49898 at search: “heritage home” at This page: Line of sight – looking from the rear entrance, you can see right down the side of the home, past the timber rear deck, through the glazed dining area and past another outdoor area complete with firepit to the street beyond. The red brick path provides a subtle bookend to the 100-year-old cottage at the front, with the addition in between. search | save | share at the home. For example the tall, narrow window in the master suite demarks where the original home ended and is distinctly modern in style. However, the new family bathroom reflects both old and new. As it is on view from the entry hall, it had to retain a period charm – an existing fireplace was retained here – while still offering the bathing benefits of modern features. Besides the living-entertaining space, one of the features of the interior is its sheer flow and ease of use. For example, older homes often had bathrooms at the end of a run of spaces, mean- ing children might have to traipse from bath to bed through the living spaces. This new plan allows the main bathroom to be accessed from the existing bedrooms and the living area. ”The addition is only a third of the size of the cottage again. However, its arrangement and architecture gives a sense that the original home has almost doubled in size,” says Dalecki. While the addition has contrasting materials and sharp, minimalist lines to let the intricate details of the existing heritage home shine, the neutral colour scheme and continuation of the existing floorboards into the new section offers a relaxed transition between two distinct eras.