Previously converted into a residential property, Tim and Fiona Arbuckle purchased the iconic Thorndon Bowling Club with the intention of creating a spacious home for their family and were drawn to the eccentric character of the building. Tse:Wallace were invited by Mary Daish Architect to collaborate with her on this project, a relationship that was extremely successful and has since continued on other projects.
Although full of potential and character, the Bowling Club was not suitably planned for the new family and was cold and dark. Essentially the upper level was rebuilt within the existing building envelope and the upper level deck repositioned, new lighting, heating, windows, insulation and cabinetry installed to completely revive the old building into a warm, light and practical space, with a contemporary feel that compliments the character of the original building.
Mary Daish and Tse:Wallace working in association together with Steve King builder proved to be a highly effective team. Coupled with a trusting and enthusiastic client resulted in an award winning project.