In Auckland, New Zealand, a quintessentially compact style of home adds a bigger living room to fit a family.
Bachs, seasonal beach houses that line New Zealand's ample coastlines, are small by nature, but this one in Auckland felt a bit too confined. The residents called in Carolyn Gundy of C Architecture to plot an addition that adds extra living space and a ton of volume.
The double-height addition exaggerates the home's actual size and augments its views, bringing the total footprint to 1,400 square feet. Bedrooms and other key spaces are spread out around the new living room.
To the west, the house faces the rugged coast of Piha Beach.
To the east, through the kitchen, it captures a luscious view of a green nikau palm grove.