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.

Photography by: Courtesy of Barfoot & Thompson

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.


Aug 19, 2019

Credit list

Designer
James Doole
Cladding
Weatherboard
Window/door joinery
Timber, by CT Joinery
Tiles
White marble, from SCE Stone & Design
Furniture
Custom, Ralph Lauren New York, Sarsfield Brooke Auckland ,Hickory chair USA,
Kitchen designer
Gold Kitchens/James Doole
Roof
Colorsteel
Main floors
Solid Tawa
Paint/wallcoverings
Resene
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