Top to bottom – major home renovation creates a modern interior with everyday luxuries

You have the home you want ... but the look? Not so much. The owner of this home put thoughts into action – the result, a reinvented home, perfect for more modern living and modern sensibilities.

Designed by James Doole Designer & Developer

From the designer:

I renovated this home for myself, after purchasing it as an interim home while I was renovating my larger home in the same area.

The house has been renovated and played around with by many previous owner, so it was my mission to create a modern floor plan with everyday luxuries while maintaining the character and traditional elegance the original 1920s home offered.

We redesigned and re-decorated from top to toe. 

The bathrooms are fully tiled in a 300x600 Carrara tile, in bricked format, matched with elegant brass tapware and hardware, while the kitchen is the hub of the home and features Miele appliances, a Calcatta gold benchtop and raw brass tap ware and hardware. 

There is also a special hidden hinged door to access a full scullery and laundry tucked directly behind the kitchen.

The courtyard and landscaping are a large part of this renovation, with the sloping section being retained and tiled for a lovely entertaining area and the garden of boxed hedging and topiary trees working so well with the very traditional home.

Credit list

James Doole
Window/door joinery
Timber, by CT Joinery
White marble, from SCE Stone & Design
Custom, Ralph Lauren New York, Sarsfield Brooke Auckland ,Hickory chair USA,
Kitchen designer
Gold Kitchens/James Doole
Main floors
Solid Tawa
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Story by: New Zealand TIDA Homes

Photography by: Courtesy of Barfoot & Thompson

25 Aug, 2019

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