John Mills Architects

Palliser Road Home

Winner: NZIA Resene Local Architecture Award 2016 (Housing Alts & Adds) –  Award Enduring Architecture
Runner Up: NZIA National Award 2016 (Housing Alts & Adds)
Winner: Registered Master Builders Local Supreme Award for Renovation 2015

The owners of this home bought it out of a love for its style, form and position, perched over Oriental bay and Port Nicholson. However, after living in it for a year they discovered it was cold, dark and offered very limited spaces to enjoy the sun and town belt surrounds. The brief was to restore and enhance the Athfield home they loved, while providing spaces to celebrate the lifestyle they desired, inside and out.

We proposed a new room that would provide a celebration of place while embracing the view, sun and surrounds. With the deck and steps, we gave the house more options to explore the melody of spaces and forms from within and without. The new lounge was designed to compliment the original living area. There is now a revitalisation of the original living possibilities; good for another fifty years and beyond.