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Spacious Auckland Bungalow Gets a Modern Glass and Timber Extension

Years of poorly planned additions and modifications to a home that are aimed at short-term fixes can often turn even the most beautiful house into a dingy, dark and uncomfortable setting. This was precisely the case with the Grosvenor Street Bungalow that is located in the suburb of Grey Lynn, Auckland, before the folks from Dorrington Atcheson Architects decided to give it a lovely, modern makeover. The strategy was to turn this congested private residence into a cheerful and ergonomic contemporary home that meets the needs of an urban family.

Beautiful modern home in Auckland, New Zealand

The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls, the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house. But it is the new glass and timber ‘box-shaped addition’ in the rear that truly transforms this old structure and gives it a sparkling new lease on life. This contemporary pavilion contains the new living area, kitchen and dining room and opens up towards the gorgeous garden outside.

Timber and glass box brings contemporary style to the classic home

Outdoor deck space of the Auckland home extends the living area of the interior

Lovely modern kitchen in white with wooden accents and glass walls

Kitchen and dining area additions that visually extend into the backyard

Smart kitchen island design comes with additional seating

Sleek modern kitchen of the Auckland home overlooking the landscape outside

Wall of sliding glass doors connect the kitchen and dining area with thee wooden deck

Complete with a spacious wooden deck that sits next to the new living area, the classy extension seems to blend in with the old, existing structure of the family home. Oak flooring, ply ceilings, glass walls and large stacked glass doors give the revitalized interior a breezy, casual aura, and the flood of natural light also brings along with it cozy warmth during cold winter months.

Kitche counter design with an integrated bench

Gorgeous decor in coastal blue brings color to the modern addition

Modern renovation of the Auckland home opens up the interior to the outdoors

Dining and sitting area with large bookshelf and concrete walls

Warm lighting gives the interior an inviting ambiance

Sparkling pendant and ambient lighting inside the modern kitchen

Lighting inside the house adds to the ambiance of the deck

Look at the renovated Grosvenor Street Home in Auckland after sunset

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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