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The Project

This 100 year old villa was to be modernised, but keeping its character and history in clever tones and features. Our client had a vision, saw its potential and it was easily communicated with us. We worked together and bounced ideas around to achieve a superb result that is world class.

The Challenge

Part of our challenge was to keep the older features cleverly intertwined into the modern features of this house. The ceilings, the fireplace and hallways demanded that history still resided in this restored villa. Window sashes were repaired by our builder who specializes in old windows. He lovingly repaired each one so that they work well and easily.

We added a new bathroom, modernised the kitchen, and open plan entertainment area with a gorgeous indoor/outdoor flow.

A secret study is cleverly installed by a moving art wall mural. This adds movement, a surprise and also hides the technology and workspace when entertaining guests.

The End Result

The resulting design maintained four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enhanced flow throughout the home, focusing on indoor-outdoor living. The spa pool at the back along with the gorgeous deck allow peace and tranquility all year round. This is a new, fresh oasis with 100 year old bones in the heart of Auckland.

Photo Credit: Nathan Clark

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More than just a building company, Russell Clark and of Licensed Renovations specialise exclusively in domestic renovations and provide you with unrivalled experience and expertise.

Russell has been a builder since he was 15. Now with over 30 years’ industry experience under his belt, Russell knows what his clients want. Better pricing, believable timelines, high standards and a great finish.

So, what drove Russell to start Licensed Renovations?

Russell wanted a business that was better than the stories you hear about other people’s building experiences.

You know the stories, they usually start like this…

‘Our builder was great BUT, we had overruns, it cost more than we were expecting, the finish wasn’t up to standard…etc.’

Not wanting to be in the BUT category any longer Russell saw an opportunity to build a business based on experience, transparency and great communication – using the best builders and sub-contractors in town.

Having the expertise to know how much your build will cost and how long it will take only comes with using renovation specialists. As members of Master Builders Association of New Zealand you can rely on Licensed Renovations to use their knowledge and expertise to build you the home you have always dreamed about.

With many years of experience behind us, you can be confident your renovation is in good hands.