Rehabilitating the Matai House by Parsonson Architects.
Behind the curtains of the century aged ‘Matai House’ comes a brilliant upgrade that welcomes the owner with a family in Wellington, New Zealand.
In the early 90s, the Matai House bore a manageable and unpretentious formation, with rooms positioned on each side of the main foyer, and bathrooms placed right at the back of the house. A limited amount of rooms and cramped living spaces were fixed.
Now, a finer and more efficient accessibility connects between rooms, and additional rooms and a larger living area was built as required for any expanding families.
Segregating the house into 2 separate residences, the old ‘Matai House’ and the new ‘Matai House’ included expansions that blended the charm of the old ‘Matai House’ with the fresh, contemporary elements of the new ‘Matai House’. These 2 contrasting characteristics were merged in unity using concrete floors with wooden paneled steps, forging an enriched aerial living area that advanced to a lengthened back yard. The addition of 2 bedrooms and a bathroom was stationed in the new ‘Matai House’, making sure to match the colors of the old house on its roofing and exterior walls. This of course was fortified with an overwhelming warmth of natural light pouring down through the wide windows and strategic location of the house.
The enhancements have brought together a captivating and amusing collection of personal appeal throughout the house.
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Photos by Paul McCredie