A double height space over the kitchen, opening to the garden, succeeds in creating the intended feeling of spaciousness, while an upstairs library / reading room provides a quieter space to relax and watch the world go by.
PAUA had the surveyors' original subdivision plan reconfigured to relocate the garage and main entrance from the northwest corner (at the roadside), to the southern corner, with entrance from the driveway alongside, enabling better use of the sunny, northern part of the site.
A traditional architectural form was chosen to link with neighbourhood church buildings and houses in what is one of the earlier-settled areas of Cambridge.
Local materials such as Hinuera stone were chosen alongside other high performing materials to craft a contemporary home that respects the context of the local area.
Photography by Aaron Radford, Nov 2022