Pencarrow Avenue, Mt Eden 

FINDING THE BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

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At a glance anyone could see this project was not one for the faint hearted.  Walls covered in black mould, threadbare carpets and lack of flow and natural light were the first challenges I faced when designing and renovating this beauty. This home had hidden grandeur and endless opportunities simply oozing from every architrave, we needed to scrub and polish this rough diamond, move walls to create better space, open it up so the amazing views could be enjoyed and re jig the layout to create an incredible family home and art lovers/ entertainers paradise. Often streets with views come with no flat space for lawns, I wanted to provide a place for the kids to play and daydreams to be dreamt while enjoying the quintessential kiwi dream.

The final result of the transformation was a record breaking home, large and free flowing, with stunning views, warmth, elegance, timeless style, uniqueness and breathtaking beauty all lovingly designed and restored ready for a family to enjoy for the next 100 years and more. A spectacular Res 1 Heritage Villa in one of Mt Edens top streets. With magnificent views of Mt Eden this was a remarkable re-design and re-build in all respects, creating one of the most luxurious family homes in a top Double Grammar zone location.

Originally 160m², parts of the house were removed and then extended to a grand total of 327m² to include five sumptuous King bedrooms (including a Grand Master Suite complete with Walk in Robe and ensuite that looked like it was out of a 5 star Hotel), three fabulous, opulent bathrooms, two grand fireplaces all accessed through the extra wide ornate hallway and given my personal touch of masses of storage - an absolute “must have” in all homes in my opinion!

For the grown ups I created a beautiful, peaceful formal lounge and for the family a space to read a book and enjoy the majestic views on the bench seat overlooking the pool or on rainy days a comfortable, elegant space to watch a movie snuggled on the couch together. This amazing home has a massive cook's kitchen, complete with semi commercial oven and more space to plate than your heart could desire.  Sneak a peak around the corner and you will find an enormous scullery, to hide away those dishes when family and friends call. The dining space is a place to entertain and enjoy the incredible views of the mountain and the pool or stroll out through the massive bi-folds onto the deck for a BBQ in the Northern sun.

Downstairs there's a large laundry and double garage, a space for all the toys and a step outside to dive into the in-ground concrete swimming pool surrounded by  landscaped gardens and a massive flat cricket pitch sized lawn creating a majestic family home filled with all the mod cons your heart could desire.

I most definitely recommend Abi to anyone wanting to give their property the edge when they sell.
— Diane, Mt Eden