Subdivide with peace of mind

Subdividing your land is a great way to unlock a major asset otherwise only visited by your lawnmower. Developing a second home on your site is all part of GJ Gardner Homes' diverse skill set. This light-filled four bedroom home is the result of just such a project

More people are deciding to build a 2nd property on the back of their home, given the recent changes to the urban planning in rules in Auckland. Now, more than ever, it makes sense to consider unlocking the value of your land. 

One thing you do need is someone with experience on your side and GJ Gardner is extremely well positioned to help.

Take for example this home designed and built by GJ Gardner Manukau / East Auckland. Most of GJ Gardner's clients have a strict budget and a pre-considered area on which to build. 

GJ Gardner will work on designs with you to overcome the various restrictions and make sure everything falls within budget. 

The company's skill set applies whether it be removing and rebuilding or fitting another home on the back of your section.

This home is a great example of the expertise of the GJ Gardner Manukau / East Auckland team in terms of advising, supporting through consent stages and managing and building the home. 

Of course, full service and support were integral to the project.

For this home, the design brief entailed the removal of the original 1970s home, sub division of the land and the building of two executive style homes on the freed up land – a great example of what can be achieved with subdividing and building your land.

The road front home seen here is the Glendowie show home and is a 261m² home on a 344m² site, designed to maximise a smaller parcel of land without compromising on lifestyle and indoor-outdoor flow.

Most of the ground floor is taken up with a spectacular flowing scullery, designer kitchen, dining area, and living volume. There is also a fourth bedroom/ study on this level and a two-car garage. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a second lounge.

You can explore the arrangement and inspect the welcoming Glendowie show home at 208 Riddell Road, Glendowie. Open weekdays by appointment, phone (09) 274 2082.

To explore finishes and fixtures options for your own GJ Gardner home visit the Manukau / East Auckland Design Centre, 49F Springs Road, East Tamaki, Auckland. This at-a-glance resource centre is open 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, phone (09) 274 2082; email: eastauckland@gjgardner.co.nz.

Alternatively, visit the GJ Gardner website 

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Story by: Trendsideas

03 Jan, 2021

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