The project included some challenges most notably the heritage zoning. (Residential 1) Consultation with the council heritage planners resulted in a compromise, meaning the existing corbelled villa chimney was retained externally, thus maintaining the street appeal, but internally the base of it was removed freeing up usable floor space. There was also the removal of a native tree, and height to boundary infringements to resolve. Efficient consultation and correspondence with council meant that resource consent approval was sought and obtained in quick time.
The final result is a light and airy modern rear extension which still retains ample villa character and detail and provides excellent access to their private rear deck and yard – perfect for entertaining and their growing family.