Freeman’s Bay Townhouse
Location: Freeman's Bay, Auckland
Year: 2018
This 1970's blockwork townhouse was an Auckland City development 50 years ago, when a large block of land was turned into multiple semi-detached terrace houses arranged around a shared park. The clients wanted to open it up their compact house to get more space, open plan living areas, and a connection from the back of the house all the way through to the street, where green from the park and mature streetside trees would add some nature back into their central city pad. The existing house was given a thorough re-plan and refurbishment, including the exterior blockwork, timber joinery and tile roof. The new extensions to the front and rear of the house used the house's strong geometry to generate bold, contemporary architecture that complements the old house while adding an exciting new look to the precinct.