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.