Mount Eden Villa
Auckland, Mount Eden – 2009
In this Mount Eden renovation, the main body of a traditional villa is preserved while two new lean-tos are grafted to its side.
The long light-filled, double-height lean-to inserted along the north side of the old villa, transforms the experience of the house. Opening the villa to the double height volume of the lean-to delivers light, warmth and complexity to the living areas. Extensively double-glazed and with an insulated concrete floor, the new volume captures heat from the sun which is utilised throughout the house. Internal gold stained plywood visually reinforces the warming impact of the lean-to, and delineates its crisp form.