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Sunday House

Natural cues from sand sea and surf will continue to engrain this home into its surroundings year after year.

We were approached by the Georges to completely transform this ‘ugly’ house into something light and airy, connected and functional. An original solid timber home on block basement. She’s had at least five renovations over 50 years. The architecture needed to be sympathetic to the existing structure and mitigate day-lighting restrictions.
A simple white body that doubles down on detail everywhere. Ban-sawn Japanese Cedar weatherboards provide texture and gentle tonal change


  • Regional Category Winner for a Renovation $500,000 – $1 Million.
  • Regional Category Winner for a Renovation $500,000 – $1 Million.

“Adam and his team were the right people to work with on our project. Other architects or designers backed away from the scale of the job, but Adam understood our vision and our desire to renovate, and celebrate the quirks of an original Mount Maunganui home, while completely re-shaping its story. The house is beautiful and flooded with light, which was the first priority on our brief. We are thrilled with the spaces created, and love that we were creatively in tune with the Adam Taylor aesthetic and values.”

Hayley George