Lyttelton Villa

Quintessentially New Zealand, this home is one of a handful of wooden bungalows dotted along the hillside that stretches down to the harbor below. Near to Christchurch in the south of the country, Lyttelton is a port town that was also the epicenter of a major earthquake in 2011.
The area took a lot of damage with all the quakes and after tremors, and the old villa in this spot was no exception so this family needed to rebuild their home. Realizing that their wish was not to move on and restart afresh, but to pick up and continue they decided to build the new house with the memories and silhouette of their former home. The decision was taken to mark continuity and growth; to see the new building as part of a lineage rather than a completely blank canvas.

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