Enlarged high double doorways give a light, spacious feel to the home.
The Owners have successfully incorporated favourite pieces from their previous homes into their new space.
The stunning Dining Room features tongue-and-groove panelling on the ceiling that had been hidden by plaster board.
The original high-stud ceilings were also revealed once the old plaster-board was removed.
The Master Bedroom opens up onto a small terrace area overlooking the rear garden.
Beautifully restored fireplaces feature throughout the house.
A large bathroom was divided to create 2 smaller elegant bathrooms.
The small, but beautiful kitchen follows the same elegant lines of the other rooms in the home.
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A wonderful renovation/restoration of a run-down property in Parnell, an inner-city suburb of Auckland. One of a row of heritage-listed Terrace houses circa 1899, this property had been converted into 3 flats & the Owners where greeted with a 'rabbit-warren' of rooms & dividing gib walls when they moved in. Heavy sateen curtains of apricot & salmon pink along with mustard yellow walls & varnished cedar finished the awful picture.
The completed work has resulted in a home over-flowing with natural light & elegant style. As the home overlooks Auckland harbour, the decision was made to forgo curtains in the living & dining rooms, to maximise the sweeping water views.
A truly stunning home of great simplicity & style has been created thanks to the dedication & hard work of the visionary Owners who did most of the work themselves, without the help of an architect or interior designer. This is definitely one of my favourite posts & I'm sure many of my blog friends will feel the same!