Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects

Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects

Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Table, Door, Chair, Windows, Deck, Handrail, BeamClifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - ChairClifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Windows, FacadeClifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Facade, HandrailClifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - More Images+ 13

Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Awards : NZIA Local Award 2013; HOME New Zealand Magazine, Home of the Year 2013 Finalist
  • City : Christchurch
  • Country : New Zealand
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Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Windows, Facade
© Russell Kleyn

Text description provided by the architects. An award-winning addition to a modernist home in Sumner, Christchurch, originally designed in 1965 by Austrian architect, Ernst Killnan. Commanding spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean and Christchurch city, the house had previously been used only for holidays.

Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Chair
© Russell Kleyn
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Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Table, Door, Chair, Windows, Deck, Handrail, Beam
© Russell Kleyn

The brief was to convert it into a comfortable and contemporary, permanent home. The project encountered hurdles along the way, not least the two Christchurch earthquakes, but the challenges, coupled with a close and trusting client relationship only enriched the outcome.

Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Fence, Garden, Handrail
© Russell Kleyn

A careful balance was found between retaining the integrity of the original design, and many of its key features, while fulfilling the needs of our clients for a dream home to retire to.

Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects - Facade, Handrail
© Russell Kleyn

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Cite: "Clifton Hill House / Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Architects" 31 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/914244/clifton-hill-house-herriot-melhuish-oneill-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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