Mal Smith was a divourced father whose children had grown and moved onto their own lives. His house, in Auckland's suburb of Epsom, was an unremarkable bungalow. He wanted to explore the possibilities of extending it to allow for family and guests to visit and stay for extended periods. This particular design includes an enlarged kitchen as well as an additional floor (Master Bedroom) to the bungalow as well as a new bedroom and entertainment wing approached via a loggia, and all embracing a large swimming pool. Eventually he opted for just a more modest additon to the main house.
Existing Floor Plan
Cottage and Loggia from House
Initially, Mal Smith wanted toadd another storey onto his bungalow to include a more spacious master bedroom and en suite.
Modification of Existing House
Additional to this, was a proposed cottage in which he himself might later live - renting his main hoime out for a retirement income. The cottage was linked to the main house via a loggia which ran the length of a new swimming pool.
House, Pool, Cottage and Loggia