Calliope Villa



Devonport, New Zealand

The house had seen many alterations in its 100-year history, including conversion into flats in the 1970’s.


The alterations had to meet strict local authority heritage controls and consent conditions and maintain the character of the house from the outside.


The alterations involved re-planning two floors of accommodation, adding a lean-to roof to provide a kitchen, new balcony, new stairs and a full basement. The client wanted a contrast between the old and new with a contemporary feel to the house, a clean minimal approach was taken to the design and a careful approach to letting daylight into the previous warren-like interior.