Access Road - Master Builders House of the Year 2013

Gold Reserve Award 2013This 1930s bungalow has been relocated and renovated anew, transforming a once dark and damp house into an inviting family home. Hidden away behind a windbreak of tall trees the beautiful abode encourages a certain quality of life that is reinforced by the semi-rural location of Kumeu.

Indoor-outdoor flow is a key feature of this property, bringing a sense of well-roundedness to the home and its surroundings. Six bedrooms means there is plenty of space for family and visitors, yet it still retains the cosy sense of warmth found in a much smaller house.

Entertaining those surprise guests is no issue with an outdoor fireplace and an enticing pool, perfect for a long, hot summer. Inside, there is no shortage of living areas in which to relax and soak up the glowing ambiance. This labour of love has produced a modern home whilst still capturing an overall feeling of elegance and old-world charm.