This 1870s villa has seen many changes! By the time the present owners bought it, only the wide matai floor boards and the mortise-and-tenon framing gave any clue to its real age. The challenge was to create a home that is contemporary yet reflects the qualities of the original house. The new first floor sits largely within the existing roof line.

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A two-bedroom Art Deco cottage has been extended and updated to take advantage of its stunning seaside setting. The footprint of the house is relatively unchanged, but the ground floor has been reconfigured to improve indoor/outdoor flow and allow the kitchen to take advantage of the sea views.

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A new home for a family with three teenage children. The Y-shaped plan allows separation of the children’s bedrooms and bathroom, the garage/utility zone and the adults’ bedroom and sitting room, with the center of the house containing kitchen/family/dining. The shape of the house creates north facing courtyard.

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Welcome to Ann Galloway Architect Ltd

A small practice based in Napier, we have provided professional, personal service for over 30 years both locally and nationally. We have experience in making the ordinary extraordinary, no matter its size.

Design projects include new and alteration work on residential, commercial, medical and educational buildings, a retirement complex, heritage alterations and colour schemes. We work at all scales, from a kitchen/laundry revamp to a complete new build; from pre-purchase consultation to project management.

We also undertake writing and research projects and heritage consultation.