When you have a good waterfront home but don't think you have enough views of the waterway or enough space and a modern enough design, you can either tear it down and start over or you can renovate what you have. The later is what the owner of this Westmere, Auckland, Australia home decided to do and the end result is a seamless blend between the new and old designs.
The original home had beautiful, striking lead-lined windows and brick walls which were painted white. A few of the original rooms were left alone, but the living space upstairs was converted into an open-space plan with a striking view of the waterways outside.
The cedar and zinc designs from the new areas perfectly compliment the older section's white brick and colorful windows and the result is simply beautiful.
Check out more stunning pictures and read more about the remodel over at Homes and Hues: Dorrington Atcheson Architects' Winsomere Crescent Makes Magic From Light and Colors