Mawhera Extension



Mawhera Extension


Mawhera Extension re-organises the internal spaces of a period home on a sloping site, which had undergone previous alterations. The clients, a family of five, loved the house and location but longed for greater connection between internal living spaces and the garden. The existing home was ample in size, but it provided very little privacy from the street and neighbours. The new works act as a graft at the front of the property – altering the internal layout and occupying unused undercroft spaces without drastically altering the building’s footprint. The tacked-on 1960s sunroom extension was removed, with lower level brick walls retained where possible. The form and scale of the new works relate proportionally to the existing house and provide a balance to the streetscape. Modern Scyon Linea cladding is white and references the existing weatherboard house as the contemporary upper level box hovers over the base below.



Preston Lane

Practice Team

Project Architect – Daniel Lane

Design Architect – Bek Verrier

Design Architect – Benn Turner

Design Architect – Justin Hanlon


Builder – MGB Construction

Building surveyor – Holdfast Building Surveyors

Engineer – Burbury Consulting

Land surveyor – Rogerson & Birch Surveyors

Photographer – Adam Gibson

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