US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 92

Architect: Jane Aimer, Scarlet Architects Interior and kitchen designer: Rachyl Abraham, Tesori Design Builder and kitchen manufacturer: Andlyn Industries Roofing: Dimond by Summit Roofing Louvers: Santa Fe Blinds: NZ Window Shades Drapes: Tesori Design Doors and windows: Wood by Westpine Joinery Door and window hardware: Absolutely Handles Skylights: Velux Tiles: Porcelanosa Lighting: Light Plan Gas fireplace: Rinnai Kitchen cabinetry: Lacquered; oak wood veneer Countertops: Italian Stone Oven, cooktop, refrigeration and dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel Shower fittings: Hansgrohe Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel See story and video online at Above: Two new bedrooms, including a master suite with a dressing room, were built into the former attic space – and skylights and dormers added. Above right: The master bathroom features contemporary fittings and a cantilevered vanity in light-stained oak veneer. With plenty of natural light from the skylight, there is no need for artificial lighting by day. 90 ceilings in the hallway,” says Peat. “These had been completely covered over by a false ceiling with bungalow-style beams.” In rebuilding the north facade, the team removed a deck with an unattractive fibrolite balustrading. The new kitchen-family living area now opens to a covered loggia, complete with glass roof, white-painted wood battens overhead and white shutters. The battens allow filtered sunlight to penetrate, and with an outdoor gas fireplace, the loggia has become an outdoor room that can be used all year round. “With its long row of shutters, the loggia more renovations at also works as a screening device for the family area beyond, creating an intervention between inside and out,” says Aimer. New garaging was added below this area, along with a television room, bedroom and bathroom facilities. Peat says the lower level could be a teenagers’ retreat or guest quarters. “We also built two bedrooms within the attic, one a master suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom,” says Aimer. “We added skylights and dormer windows, but ensured the raised roof elements were the same pitch as the original – so it looks as though it belongs.”