Ponsonby Renovation


Ponsonby, Auckland


Private Owner



A tasteful renovation to an inter-war period house subjected to a number of renovations over the years.

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A contemporary approach was taken with the design renovations. Careful attention was given to maintaining the warmth of the original house’s finishing and textural qualities. The house has been “opened up” to the rear yard including adding volume, a sense of space and connection to the outdoors. A large “Disco Dinorinus” kinetic wind sculpture by Phil Price takes centre stage on the rear lawn.

Axial sight lines are introduced through carefully considered strategic openings, and glazing linking various spaces together.

The most recent additions were modified with larger window fenestration and door openings. Architectural form and spatial qualities are further articulated with the addition of plywood and ceiling batten textures.

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Winner of an Excellence Award in the Tourism and Leisure Property category of the Property Council of New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2019.

This house, conceived as a building in a landscape, lies at the centre of a 15 year regeneration project focused on the protection of native plants and birds.

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Level 4, Landmark House
187 Queen Street
Auckland CBD 1010

PO Box 105929, Auckland City 1143