HISTORY LESSON

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Talk about taking a stroll down memory lane. This one comes in the shape of a century-old villa that was moved onto an orchard that once was a dairy farm. The owners wanted to preserve the integrity of the original home, while dressing it with the accoutrements of modern-day living. What they got was a perfect fit for their brief. Their request for a spacious, functional home that kept the character and feel of the grand 1880s dame was met with double-glazing, upgraded insulation and the marriage of the indoors with the landscaped grounds. The use of original trims, timber joinery and flooring pay detailed homage to the villa’s beginnings. Modernised bathrooms – two of them – and a meticulously appointed kitchen add another contemporary touch. Three bedrooms and two living rooms further illustrate the harmony between old and new. Original high ceilings and large windows offer a perfect rural outlook. “As you walk up the path, you feel like you have stepped back in time,” says the builder. Take a seat on the glorious deck and you will agree.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

Top 100

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Gold

REGION & CATEGORY:

Bay of Plenty & Central Plateau
Bunnings Renovation Over $1 Million