A couple with two teenage children bought a faux
castle named ‘stone manor’ on the edge of Lake
Pupuke and approached us with the intent of a
The existing house was built well within the yard setback from the lake required by the district plan, and it was decided to utilise the existing footprint / roof height and form to try and make the transformation appear minor on paper. The existing curved form of a stone wall was burrowed out to enable a new garage to be placed under the house. This curve was emphasised by a 380mm rolled steel beam forming a structural edge to a series of opening louvre roofs which extended the livability of the house. Significant portions of the existing walls were removed to enhance the connection with the lake. The client and the architect shared an affinity for a Balinese aesthetic and this provided a framework for decisions relating to materiality. The floor plan was reconfigured to reflect the needs of the family.
The alteration was designed to provide a sanctuary close to the city. The dwelling capitalises on the incredible position by the lake, while screening the suburban backdrop.
- Daniel Marshall
- Adriana Toader
- Alistair Guthrie
- NZIA – Auckland Branch Award
- Architecture New Zealand – Issue 2, pg. 28-29
- Urbis – Issue 35, pg. 134-137
…Right from our initial meeting Daniel made us feel confident with his ideas and professionalism. Daniel stayed involved in the process right through to the completion of our home which also stayed within budget. We were very happy with the end result and wouldn’t hesitate to call on Daniel Marshall Architects in the future.
- Natural stone