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Trendy Rear Extension Revitalizes Classy Double-Fronted Auckland Cottage

A contemporary extension that expands the living space of your traditional home and gives it a modern makeover is often the best way to alter your existing house to suit the needs of a growing family. Located in the vibrant suburb of Sandringham in Auckland, New Zealand, this cottage is the home of renowned Melbourne pub owner Doug Maskiell and his family with two children. Wanting to give this lovely residence a new look along with a smart extension, he turned to the creative folks at Techne Architecture, who completely transformed its ambiance. The new rear addition of the Sandringham Residence is all about color, originality and functionality rolled into one!

Traditional street facade of the Sandringham Residence with the new addition in the backdrop Trendy Rear Extension Revitalizes Classy Double Fronted Auckland Cottage

The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear, connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion. Bring an air of freshness and openness, the box-like design of the contemporary addition drew inspiration from shipping container homes and contains the new living area, four bedrooms and a lovely study. It was Doherty Design Studio that brought the pops of color, bespoke décor and exclusive details that elevated the style quotient of the interior. The result is a contemporary home where there is never a dull moment, both indoors and outside.

Box-like rear exterior of the Auckland home inspired by shipping container design

Bespoke door with paint-drip design and a breezy dining space connected with the patio

Contemporary kitchen with a gray island and a sparkling backsplash

Upper kitchen cabinet and bar stools add warmth of wood to the modern kitchen

Lovely metallic screen contains potted plants

Smart and modern way to create a green wall indoors with potted plants

Rear living area of the revamped home connecetd with the lush green garden

Features such as the checker board wall paneling next to the stairs that contains cutouts for the wine collection of the homeowners, the custom-crafted sliding door next to the stairs with a paint-drip feature, hexagonal wall tiles in the bedroom and a gorgeous plant screen add texture, pattern and uniqueness to various spaces of the residence. It is such ingenious, refined touches that truly transform this Auckland retreat!

Colorful decor and lighting enliven the interior in neutral color scheme

Red turns the small staircase into a striking addition

Small modern home office designw ith ample shelving space

Chic contemporary bedroom with bedside pendant lighting and window seat

Hexagonal tiles add pattern to the bathroom in white

Mirror frames and vanity bring elegance to the white bathroom

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