Dorrington Atcheson Architects' Winsomere Crescent Makes Magic From Light And Colors

Cedar, zinc and gorgeous glass artwork make the Winsomere Crescent's colors pop. Located in Westmere, Auckland, Australia, the zinc-clad structure features striking cedar interiors and multiple, colorful, massive windows that look like they were designed by Mondrain. 

Impressively, the home isn't even a new structure, but a revamp of what was once a brick bungalow. Despite sitting right outside the water, it didn't have much of a waterview. The new structure though, doesn't have that downside. 

Since the owners chose not to rebuild, but to renovate, Dorrington Atcheson Architects worked to incorporate aspects of both the new and old design, retaining detailing of the original home while maximizing space and views of the waterway. The lead-light windows and white-painted brickwork bounce off the industrial-look of the zinc and cedar added to the building. 

The open plan living room provides an incredible view of the water while the extensive windows throughout the home allow for ample natural light. The Mondrain-style window set over the stair remains a central feature of the front of the home and helps mark the change between the old block of the home, which contains the bedrooms, an art deco bathroom and an office, and the new block, that features the main living space, the dining room and the master bedroom.

Via Design Hunter


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Dorrington Atcheson Architects' Winsomere Crescent Makes Magic From Light And Colors