Ultimate luxury

Renovations don’t get much bigger than this almighty upgrade in Coatesville. Bar the concrete floor and a few walls, there’s not a strip of the original residence still standing.

Five luxurious bathrooms, a contemporary kitchen, expanded outdoor living and a stunning swimming pool all have the future firmly in their sights. Old- fashioned country comfort comes in the form of brand new barn-style accommodation. Antique highlights add rustic charm throughout this family haven. The beautifully equipped new kitchen, with a butler’s pantry, forms the centrepiece for an enviable open-plan family and dining room. Entertaining has never been so simple. Superb indoor-outdoor flow connects the large lounge to extensive decking. The open-plan theme is also a hallmark of the alfresco living design, with its dining space and lounge suite arranged by the fire. A built-in barbecue allows cooking to be done in the fresh air.

Louvre roofing panels shut out undesirable weather. A built-in sound system and underfloor heaters allow guests to groove without getting cold feet on the dance floor. Heading upstairs, you’ll discover the striking glass roof, which captures light and warmth during the day and adds ambience at night. The upstairs media room is the perfect place to unwind and spend time with the whole family – or just get away from it all. Its multi-faceted and highly detailed ceiling creates a contemporary, yet cosy cocoon-like feel. On quiet evenings in, the master ensuite beckons with its dual vanities and glazed, level-entry shower. A spacious standalone bath enjoys a starry outlook through the skylight.

Region: Auckland/Northland
Renovation over $500,000