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The owners purchased this 5-bedroom property in 2011 after going through the property and seeing huge potential for a major renovation. They lived in the property for a while to get a feel for it and what it needed to make it the outstanding property it is today.

They sought professional advice from interior designer Stewart Harris from MacIntosh Harris in Auckland who spent some time going through room by room specifying the interior fit-out in detail. Stewart Harris excelled himself on this property and as they say the proof is in the end result.

The exterior landscaping, they engaged Tony Milne from Rough and Milne and after several site meetings and different options they came up with a plan which all were happy with. Once all plans and designs where sorted Gregg Architectural Builders provided cost indications and discussed the path forward with the team on this exciting project.


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Renovation | Architectural Build

Architect: Stewart Harris - McIntosh Harris

Two sliding glass French doors were installed in the kitchen to open up the space. Finished in a dark timber veneer, silver Travertine veined honed bench top and waterfall ends the kitchen is simply stunning. They used Caesar stone to the hob bench and pantry area. A special feature is that the island sink is seamlessly made from the same Silver Travertine veined honed stone with a stunning tap. Again, bronzed toughened mirror was added to back of the kitchen as a splash back which added to the architectural flair of this property. Lighting also played a huge part in this area which looks stunning at night. Gaggenau appliances have been installed including a steam oven so the kitchen is fit for a chef. A beautiful Henge feature light hangs over the dining room table. No expense was spared in this area.


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All bathrooms show stunning quality with floor to ceiling marble tiles and custom built vanities with Caesar stone jet black designed by Stewart Harris.

All fittings are the top of the line and complement the glass walk-in showers in each bathroom. The master ensuite has a very large roof light has been added giving a lot of light and also views of the beautiful tall oak trees that surround the property. The ensuite has floor to ceiling marble tiles with the same tile fitted to the floor. Custom built vanities designed by Stewart Harris as well as recessed cabinets above. A double shower fitted right across the end of the room is an excellent feature and gives this area wow factor.


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The upstairs private master bedroom is large and spacious, including a full-width leather headboard, feature lighting and beautiful David Shaw furniture to make up the room. Wallpaper has been added to this area which really finishes it off to a standard a cut above.

The walk-in robe was extended into the roof space to make it larger than it originally was. This again has been fitted out with dark veneer timber joinery with excellent feature lighting and complements the whole of the upstairs private master bedroom area.


Exterior Details

The landscaping involved retiling the whole of the courtyard area and around the pool with a natural colour tile. The gardens were defined with cortex garden edging then new planting added to existing. Copper fire bowls were installed to the court yard and a fire pit to the pool area which really gives this property impact at night and warmth for the guests.

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