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Modern Makeover

Residential | Renovation
Builder | Grant Stewart Building

Overlooking the Waikato River, this newly renovated 1920s home is enjoying the view through fresh eyes. It has been brought back to life, embracing some of the villa’s original features, while bringing it into the 21st century. The owners wanted to keep the original look of the house but give it a modern update with much improved indoor-outdoor flow. To do this, the dwelling’s footprint and front facade were left untouched, so when visitors arrive they see a home with its true 1920s feel.c

Inside, it’s a different story with hints of traditional design mixed with modern living. The open-plan kitchen/dining area forms the heart of the home, and flows out onto the covered wrap-around timber deck. A feature wall with fireplace in the living area creates a cosy space for the family to gather. Other highlights include timber floors throughout, German-engineered triple-glazing with timber joinery, battened high-stud ceilings and custom timber weatherboard cladding to match the original.

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