b'their desire for an open, light-lled space by knocking down two walls and installingFar leftA kids living area sitsbeyond the kitchen. three generous skylights, as well as relocating a tiny, windowless bathroom into the new MiddleThe dining room, in Resene extension. They also turned a spare cupboard into a walk-in wardrobe. Double Parchment, is part of alarge informal space thats perfectA major issue was what to do with the staircase that connects this living room with thefor entertaining. library which enjoys impressive sea views. Says Lorna: Because of its odd shape, theBelow leftThree poky spaces becamestaircase took up most of the room, meaning that it was virtually unusable. one light-lled master bedroom, now painted Resene Martini.So builder Phil Wynward re-aligned the staircase entrance, while the wall behind it hasBelowA sunny shade of yellow,Resene Hathaway, is perfect forbeen painted in Resene Pohutukawa to provide contrast.the boys bedrooms. The removal of a window on the eastern wall has made room for a gas replace, and ReseneResene Talisman provides a splash of colour to the chimney breast wall. The addition ofHathawaythree high windows in the adjacent wall lets in much needed light.ReseneJigsawWhen it came to the courtyard, the couple ripped out the old spa pool and extended theResenedecking that leads from the informal living room. They also increased access to the spaceMartiniResenefrom the front door, giving their home the ow it was so sorely lacking. Tobacco Brown49'