Albert Street Studio

A split level garage with large store room over occupies the front of a suburban section. Its owners, living in the house behind, envisage converting the garage to a self-contained studio space – for work, play or as a teenage get-away. The store room floor is removed, giving way to a lofty 3.5m high stud living area, with a mezzanine bedroom beyond. Services - kitchenette, bathroom, storage – are recessed along one side; on the other, a stair well and two, west-facing verandas. The envelope is extensively glazed, finished with macrocarpa trim and coloured panels.

April 2014

Island Bay, Wellington, NZ