Island Bay Infill
Completion : September 2003
Contractor : Southcoast Construction
The site is a rear lot behind an existing house, near the south coast of Wellington in Island Bay, which has an elevated outlook north over the suburb towards the city. The project was to build a stand-alone townhouse on the site, as a second dwelling, for which resource Consent was needed. The dwelling has a footprint of only 41.5 square metres, but still required two bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms and open plan living with outdoor living to the north.
Spaciousness is achieved by a void to the centre of the plan extending to full two storeys in height, while open tread stairs and extensive use of exterior patio spaces with open-able walls add to this effect. The simple form of the exterior clad in Weatherboard and iron, both accentuates a clean modern look and helped to keep build costs low.