A Hawke's Bay architect had his work cut out for him when the owners of a woolshed told him they wanted to live in it.

Noel Jessop, of Noel Jessop Architecture, received awards for two separate projects in the ADNZ Resene Architecture Design Awards.

The first was the "House on a Hill", which won the Residential New Home over 300m2 award.

He also won the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award for "Strickland Barn".


The project came with an interesting brief from the owners: "We've bought a barn, with an attached lean-to woolshed, we want to live here, can