The original house is a lantern like staircase within a collection of stacked cubes tumbling down the cliff.
A single storey dining room volume embraces an existing pohutukawa tree and connects the earlier building to a new two storey cube like addition revolving around a double height entry.
A new linking axis from existing kitchen, through dining room, entry and living room reorientates the house toward the sun and a new garden.
The construction mimics that of the existing house; stone on concrete inside and out, hand finished plaster walls, and beautifully made elements of swamp kauri and nickel coated steel.
Cheshire ArchitectsStephen Rendell and Kieren Wells with Pip Cheshire
Interior DesignLucas Design Associates
ConstructionClifftop Services Ltd