I have been working for some time on gorgeous Remuera home. It's a classic villa, built in the '30's, with traditional and bungalow features. The home needed a lot of work and a lot of work has been done to it. The project is still underway, as the client and I turn our attention to soft furnishings. Professional photos are still some time away so here are some images of the ongoing work - it's just all too nice to keep under wraps. Please excuse my lousy photography ;-)
Kitchen - as expected this is the centrepiece of the renovation designs, highly traditional with unique features and beautiful fittings throughout. The splash back if of mosaic tile from a US company, one of my all time favourites, Oceanside. I was thrilled beyond measure when this became available in NZ (through designers only for the time being) and it has been used throughout this home with the most dramatic style shown here:
There was to be a scullery behind the kitchen but the main wall that had to go for this to happen could not be moved. The compromise is that the large existing laundry space is now a combination laundry and scullery. It's a long narrow space but has been fitted out beautifully. And the cabinets going almost all the way up to the 3 metre ceiling height offer storage galore. And the owner got the butler sink she loves but that didn't work in the main kitchen. The home has four gorgeous bathrooms, three of which are finished in white marble tiles. Here is a photo of just the very custom, very personalised and seriously beautiful vanity in the downstairs bathroom. More photos of the bathrooms to come in my next blog post, so keep an eye out for that.