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The client came to us with an architects concept for a two storey house on their site. BCG ARCHITECTURE took the architects concept and brought together a well-defined two storey house along with moving the studio to be attached to the existing house.
The client’s husband was experiencing some physical issues that meant the house had to be considered for long term medical care and also be able to accommodate their daughter’s family.
The site was in two titles and the planning required to achieve an additional house on the property was quite difficult. The house concept was not what the Council officers were looking for in a historical zone. Quite a lot of time was taken ensuring that the design concept, materials, colours and planning rules were very specific and tailored to the philosophy of a historical setting.
The Council were a particular hurdle that needed to be addressed as the historical zoning and the architectural concept were in direct conflict, so BCG ARCHITECTURE took action to address these concerns. We spent a considerable amount of time in discussion with Council officers to ensure that the concept was acceptable. Colour boards were provided along with a significant amount of resource consent documentation to ensure we got approval. The subsequent building consent process was very simple and efficient.
BCG ARCHITECTURE had a great team of consultants involved to ensure that we got the Resource Consent (RC) through Council and then on to the Building Consent (BC) process. The client was extremely patient through the RC process and was ready to make amendments and changes to ensure that the ultimate design package still achieved their requirements.
The client also spent a lot of time ensuring that the finishes and materials were going to suit their requirements. We have had to accommodate interior doors coming from the UK, along with kitchen cabinetry from Germany.
Getting Resource Consent for the concept that we presented to Council has been a real highlight of the process. Our beliefs in responding to the historical ordinances and attitudes of the Council officers and ensuring that the product we devised was truly an outstanding design and a great result for the whole team.
Proposed studio was built first. In keeping with the character of the existing house – timber weatherboard wall cladding with timber window framing and COLORSTEEL® roofing to match existing.
The new two-storey house has 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. A more modern/contemporary look – a mixture of white brick veneer, black aluminium Nu-Wall cladding and black aluminium double glazed windows. The two (2) high pitch roofs overlaid in corrugated iron roofing sheets with a flat membrane roof system between.
Each level has its own deck, off the living room – first floor overlooks the city and iconic Sky Tower; ground floor deck sits just above lush gardens lovingly landscaped by the owner.
Credit: Photos & Video by SEN ART Visual Lab.
Connected by a concrete spine wall, these modern architecturally designed units are ready to rock in Auckland.
The two main box volumes of each home interconnect to create a superb split-level layout. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms promise ease and convenience. Each dwelling mirrors the other. Open-plan living awaits at ground level. Polished concrete is smooth underfoot. Well-selected fixtures and finishes offer modern flair. The kitchen and scullery are designed for entertaining. A glass slider fosters flow to the alfresco patio and large lawn. Heading back into the heart of the home, a feature staircase basks in light from a central gallery. This opens to a private deck that’s sheltered from the elements on three sides. It also serves one of the bedrooms. The second and master bedrooms boast their own private decks with views. The chic master ensuite is a spacious retreat with large grey floor tiles. A wall of intricate white tiles creates a textural backdrop to the bathing area with its open shower and luxurious stand-alone bathtub.
Time and tide never wait, so for a home that solves your stepping stone moment, this freehold architecturally designed house with views out onto Apirana Reserve is one to move quickly on. Modern and easy to live in, this near new two-storey 2018 built home – one of two – is the ideal setup for downsizers, busy professional couples or sociable singles looking for the ultimate sophisticated bachelor pad.
Front entrance and bedroom accommodation from the upper floor incorporates a passageway leading off to the three double bedrooms – one with exterior access to a balcony. The master has a dazzling feature wall complementing the abundant green-scape beyond and a smart ensuite comprises frameless glass shower with monsoon overhead. A fully tiled family bathroom has a bathtub in addition to the vanity and separate shower. The ground floor is an inviting combination of spaciously elegant step-down living artfully divided from the dining area by a waist height toughened glass wall. Doors slide back to entice you and your guests outside for al fresco use all day long. The kitchen has the added bonus of a dual-purpose scullery/laundry and the engineered stone benchtops, gas cooking and subway tile splashback blend practical function and good looks.
The deck, patio and lawns are all surrounded by beautifully landscaped low maintenance gardens and the privacy, shelter and sunshine combines to create a captivating outdoor retreat. Tandem carport parking and entirely fenced to keep little people and animals corralled – this is a place you can truly relax within. Close to St Heliers Bay Road for your daily commute and handy also for train and bus transport with the Eastridge shopping mall and Glen Innes shopping precinct nearby also.
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A 3-Lot Development on an Elevated 809m2 Site
The primary objective of this project is to create a 3-lot development, necessitating the demolition of an existing house. Each lot carefully designed and built to offer modern, comfortable living spaces. The development is to follow a well-structured sequence of completion to avoid disruptions and streamline construction activities. With Lot 1 already completed end of April, this achievement will lay the groundwork for the subsequent lots. Each lot’s handover meticulously managed to maintain the overall project timeline.
The initial challenge in this project involved the existing home situated on an elevated 809m2 site. To make way for the envisioned 3-lot development, it was necessary to demolish the existing house, clearing the site ready for civil and construction works to be carried out.
Lot 1, the first completed lot, spans a footprint area of 266m2 and boasts a carefully planned layout divided between the ground and first floors. The design prioritises space optimisation and contemporary aesthetics, ensuring residents experience comfortable and stylish living.
As one enters Lot 1, the convenience of the thoughtfully located carpark outside the front entrance becomes apparent. The entrance leads to a short hallway that converges into two main directions. To the right, an expansive living area welcomes with large windows and sliding glass doors, inviting ample natural light into the entire space. To the left of the hallway are two sizeable bedrooms, one of which boasts an ensuite bathroom. Additionally, a full bathroom on the ground floor ensures convenience and functionality for all occupants.
Ascending to the first floor, a magnificent and spacious lounge area with large A-frame windows, glass sliding doors to the external deck unfolds. The windows and glass sliding doors flood the room with natural light, creating a warm and inviting ambiance whilst providing stunning views of the surrounding environment. The lounge area stretches across to the dining and kitchen spaces which are superbly finished to exude contemporary elegance. Also located on this floor is the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, offering a private retreat, ensures comfort and functionality while still feeling connected to the heart of the home.
Throughout Lot 1, a simple yet contemporary colour palette has been carefully applied to accentuate the beauty of the home. The interior and exterior showcase a modern and elegant aesthetic. Materials were selected for their quality, durability, and ability to enhance the contemporary style.
Interior materials – black powder-coated aluminium framing, glass balustrades with stainless steel handrails, laminated flooring, and engineered benchtops enhance the modern feel of the property. Bosch appliances in the kitchen add both functionality and style. Additionally, all bathrooms boast underfloor heating and are elegantly tiled from wall to floor, while bedrooms feature plush carpeting for comfort.
External materials – Colorsteel roofing pitched at 40-45 degrees ensures durability and weather resistance. The facia and spouting complement the roofing, contributing to the property’s sleek appearance. Vertical shiplap timber weatherboards exude a timeless charm, while the aluminium joinery and double-glazed windows provide energy efficiency and ample natural light. James Hardie panel adds a touch of contemporary elegance to the façade, glass balustrade fixed to the wood deck enhances safety without obstructing scenic views. Additionally, a timber retaining wall adds both visual appeal and structural integrity to the landscape.
With Lot 1 completed, its thoughtful design, contemporary colour palette and use of quality materials have set the standard for Lots 2 and 3 which are in progress and continue to take shape. The significance of careful planning, meticulous execution and attention to detail in creating a stylish and functional residential development that meets the demands of modern living and quality of life for its residents.
Challenge presented, redesign and build a new home on a smaller elevated site to fit effortlessly in Devonport, one of Auckland’s most historic suburbs. Bearing in mind, very passionate and well versed in building process – homeowners accomplished three new home builds and 6 or 7 renovations in as many years.
The design necessitated forethought in terms of space and functionality for the family, how best to maximise indoor and outdoor areas, and take advantage of the sun. Owners wanted a high quality build without over-extending capital which meant we needed to achieve the right proportions, and some indulgence allowed for the right materials.
Crafted with sensibility and functionality in mind, this two level home is set to impress the moment you step through the front door. The heart of the residence is filled with an abundance of north facing light and opens to a superb open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, with a natural flow to the deck and outdoor courtyard. At the opposite end of the is the study, media room and single garage. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms plus a master bedroom with ensuite, each having a nice view of the city and harbour bridge. Flexibility in the design allowed family to build a little trap door between the children’s bedrooms – a fun play space and connectivity with each other.
The Devonport home is a true reflection of how you can utilise space on small size – shows how urban living can still facilitate family living.
“If we were to build again, would we use BCG – definitely. I think it’s that mix of managing our budgets and quality of build, and the relationship with everyone at BCG”.
One year on, homeowners have again, commission BCG GROUP to fulfil the design & build of another new home.
Sitting back from the roadside is this New Windsor residential property originally built in 1966 with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 parking space. Section 809m2, floor 124m2.
The time had come for a significant change to the property, specifically, subdivide and build two new homes as well as minor refinements to the existing home.
The Tham family had very high expectations and were determined to secure a highly regarded builder that they could place their trust in to construct the two new builds from plans that had been drafted by another architectural firm, with input from independent kitchen, bathroom & ensuite designer Kate Scott, Stick + Stones Design.
The section itself needed to be subdivided into 3 Lots – front (Lot 1), middle (Lot 2), rear (Lot 3). Noted, Lot 2 had an existing home that required renovation work (minor refinement), Lots 1 & 3 new home builds. Plans for Lot 3 had been approved, Lot 1 pending Council approval.
Turning to BCG CONSTRUCTION, the Tham family dream was about to become a reality.
In keeping our commitment to the construction programme, scheduled works kicked into full swing. Marking out the 3 Lots, building the retaining wall, connection to public & private drainage, driveway and foundation works supported the site taking shape. Not long following, the structure of the two new home builds began as did the minor improvements to Lot 2. There was a slight interruption with Auckland going into Covid lockdown and material shortages nationwide but that didn’t stop BCG CONSTRUCTION team – within a year all three homes from exterior to interior were completed on time and on budget.
As a result, we can say the family is very happy indeed. A renovated home plus two new builds present the family a new lease of life, room to grow and hope for future family generations to come.
Rare find in sought after location.
Sometimes opportunities only come up once in your life… undeniably true for this family. This exceptional piece of land covering more than 800m2 was a rare find in this sought after location. Close to amenities, shops, transport, schools and proximity to Auckland City. All it needed was for the family to uncover the potential of this special piece of paradise.
The existing site had an in-ground swimming pool, above-ground spa pool positioned in the middle of overgrown & unkempt gardens. Now that piece of land has undergone a significant transformation.
Ali and Ellie came to BCG GROUP with a residential two storey house design already done. The design did not really match their requirements so they asked the design team to come up with a better solution. Ultimately BCG ARCHITECTURE completely redesigned the entire house to meet client requirements and addressed the site limitations a lot better than the initial design.
The site was very challenging in terms of site shape, location and contours. This challenge has been well met with the addition of a lower level separate accommodation unit, garaging and lower level outdoor areas. The site was a former subdivision of a bigger lot and there was an existing swimming pool and landscape that was extremely overgrown that had to be cleared away and made ready for the new construction.
The design was undertaken knowing that we had to achieve, double garaging, 5 bedrooms, adequate livings spaces and the additional dwelling at the lower level. This became a concerted effort on the parts of the design and construction team to achieve a great design solution and be able to fit within the client’s modest budget. The design also had to ensure that we did not need a resource consent. Issues around HIRTB and coverage became very important design milestones.
The location of the living spaces to take advantage of the upper storey views was immensely important to the client. The location of the living spaces and kitchen ultimately made the house really work for the family.
A large main deck from the family room was part of the original brief and this was easily achieved out from of the upper level and surrounded by a clear glass cantilevered balustrade did not limit the views nor safety of the family.
The site access was a real challenge to the design as this came from a very narrow existing accessway on toa small corner of the site. Therefore access for vehicles and also pedestrians was vitally important to get right for the comfort of the family. The design solution and intricate driveway design has made it possible for vehicles and pedestrians to have a safe and comfortable journey on to the site and into the house.
The structural engineer had a significant impact on the design as this required a lot of retaining and floor level changes to ensure that we complied with HIRTB as well as ensuring the efficient use of the land and contours.
The final result has been a wonderful blend of good design, construction supervision and a willingness from the clients to particulate fully in the entire process. This project become a real team effort across all areas of consultant and contractor involvement. From conception of the design to the completion of the build BCG are proud to have been part of this design and build project.
On time and on budget in all facets of the programme were significant factors in the timely completion of the project.
Designed by: BCG ARCHITECTURE
Built by: BCG CONSTRUCTION