Born again bungalow

ARTICLE Erin Boyle PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie It was before children when Paul and Janis Brislen viewed their future new home in Mt Roskill 13 years ago. Moving from a one-bedroom apartment in the city to a three-bedroom house was huge – but once two small children were added to the mix, the …read more Via:...

A healthy place to live

ARTICLE Erin Boyle PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie Zayne Francis laughs as he mentions that the recent renovation on 45 Lincoln Street was “not the way it’s meant to be done”. It was one-off, intensive and had a very short timeframe for completion. Luckily Zayne had lived in the house with the owner, his …read more Via:...

Personality and style

Issue 010 – Page 58 – ARTICLE Jason Burgess PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie A new kitchen renovation ten years ago in Bill and Robyn’s Parnell villa probably better reflected the architectural trends of the time than it did the couple’s tastes. It was Italian by design, high-end and minimal, something benefiting a …read more Via: Renovation...

Perfection in Ponsonby

Issue 010 – Page 64 – ARTICLE Patricia Moore PHOTOGRAPHY Caroline Ducobu, Scott Espie One summer a few years ago, an elderly gentleman walked in off the street and introduced himself to the owners of a Ponsonby villa. He explained he’d lived there in the 1940a and asked if he could …read more Via: Renovation...

Big kitchens in small areas

Issue 006 – Page 90 – ARTICLE Jason Burgess PHOTOGRAPHY Caroline Ducobu Following a few simple rules, a renovation transformed a former cramped kitchen into a light-filled chef zone. Keeping the layout clean creates the illusion of space. Removing clutter maximises usable working areas and keeps visual busyness to a minimum. Recessed storage, …read more...

A timeless design

ARTICLE Katie Newton PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie From the time they purchased their townhouse in the Auckland suburb of Epsom two years ago, owners Christine and Roger Donavon had planned to do it up. And now, after six months of renovations, they’re thoroughly enjoying the stunning results. When they bought it the house …read more Via:...

A timeless design

ARTICLE Katie Newton PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie From the time they purchased their townhouse in the Auckland suburb of Epsom two years ago, owners Christine and Roger Donavon had planned to do it up. And now, after six months of renovations, they’re thoroughly enjoying the stunning results. When they bought it the house …read more Via:...

Onwards and upwards

Issue 009 – Page 60 – ARTICLE Joanna Mathers PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie When Lindsay and Murray Kernohan started looking for a new home in 2012, it didn’t take them long to realise that staying put and going up was the only option. As parents of two active boys Tom (5) and Luke …read more Via:...

Onwards and upwards

Issue 009 – Page 60 – ARTICLE Joanna Mathers PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie When Lindsay and Murray Kernohan started looking for a new home in 2012, it didn’t take them long to realise that staying put and going up was the only option. As parents of two active boys Tom (5) and Luke …read more Via:...

In character

Issue 007 – Page 66 – ARTICLE Jason Burgess PHOTOGRAPHY Scott Espie Following a roof extension that created much needed additional living space, this 1930s home was lovingly restored in the charming style of its era. One of the key drivers for the renovation at Linda and Jeremy Nichols’ Otahuhu home was …read more Via:...