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2011 Finalist - Residential Alterations and Additions

Interpretation of Brief
New bi-folding timber joinery and partial wall removal to the lower living area opened up the living area and provided much needed access to the new outdoor living space.  A kwila deck area was installed over the existing concrete water tank/patio.  A seamless transition now exists between interior and exterior.

The first floor living room was opened up with new timber bi-fold doors to the existing flat roof below.  With the addition of a floating timber deck and glass balustrade a new outdoor living space with spectacular views was achieved.

Both bathrooms were completely stripped and modernized to a very high standard.

The existing open fire was re-instated to further enhance the beach house experience.

Sustainability
The modern convenience of an efficient ducted gas heating system was installed throughout the house to complement the open fire, and provide the level of comfort expected by the prospective market.  In addition to this all internal linings were removed allowing insulation to be installed to all exterior walls and ceilings.

With the installation of the ducted heating we removed all carpet and enhanced the natural beauty of the heart Rimu floors.

Existing Rimu architraves, T & G flooring and internal doors were reused where possible.  All timber joinery was upgraded, re-glazed and new hardware fitted where required.

The existing kitchen joinery has been retained although the benchtops have been updated and more efficient new modern appliances installed.

With the intermittent use as short term accommodation a Rinnai instant hot water gas system replaced the old electric cylinder.

The concrete rain water tank was cleaned, a water pump and complete irrigation system was installed using the captured rain water.

 

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Looking to the beach
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