Kelburn Villa Renovation
Kelburn, Wellington, NZ
This extensive renovation of a 1920s villa overlooking the city CBD has just been completed as of September 2013. The existing house, containing two flats was almost entirely gutted and reconfigured to create a generous family home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, new traditional veranda and decking to the front and a new driveway and tandem garage in the basement level. Care has been taken to replicate period features throughout and particularly in the new front veranda which has enhanced the visual impact of the villa from the street. A total of 11 skylights were installed to introduce light and solar heat gain to the house. A lift has been added between the upper and basement levels to allow easy access The result is a complete transformation to create a light, warm, modern and accessible dwelling in one of Wellingtons best locations. The project was featured in stuff.co.nz in 2014.