Set in the heart of Westcliff, this heritage-protected house had retained much of the original layout and some of the typical finishes and features, but required some internal remodelling and re-finishing, as well as added area, to accommodate the brief. The superb timber wall panelling and fire place and the ceiling boards with oversized square timber beams at the main dining room as well as the stair playful timber balustrade were preserved, but new finishes give the interiors a fresh new look.

The main internal intervention was the introduction of modern en-suite bathrooms into the dormer windows of the bedrooms, and transformation of the veranda into a

conservatory with beautiful Black Zimbabwe granite and Carrara marble floors.Existing outbuildings were remodelled for use as a home office and a general service area.

The new additions form a separate annex to the west side of the existing house, with a large lounge at ground floor, and a master bedroom suite above. Architectural articulation is complementary to the old house, yet of our time, with clean lines, open roof trusses in high-volume spaces, and slide-away window walls.