Friends bought this home after we looked around on an open day and it was known henceforth as the “James Bond house”

With a host of movie quality features including the oblique mosaic fireplace and large Oregon round handrails, there was always character to spare here.

Sadly the kitchen, a maelstrom of Formica, let the place down. It was a dead end for a family who loves getting together around mealtime. We have made a Totora Island bench like a piece of furniture Island for people to drift around as they share stories over a bottle of wine. The new timber doors open onto the west deck for seamless connection to the Khandallah bushscape. The joinery behind is matt white to fade away visually and make the island the feature. This home looks a million dollars at twilight.

Martini anyone?

This project was built by D A Lyons Building Contractors Limited. 



John Mills Architects

21 Garrett Street,
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
+64 4 385 2255
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