Louise and Eugene Barry bought their quaint Onehunga, Auckland home in November 2009 when the house was only 112 square metres for 4 bedrooms! But the central location, being close to Cornwall Park and motorways, and the warm and friendly community made up for the size.
With a growing family they simply needed more space, so it was either move or create a larger home on the same site. They opted for the rebuild to increase the size to 270 square metres. Every single interior wall from the existing structure was removed to accommodate the new floor plan. The work took around 8 months.
For the cladding they opted for timber weatherboards which are painted in Resene Silver Chalice with Arctic White joinery.
A lot of effort went into ensuring the home was well insulated including Viridian ComfortPlus, a leading Low E performance laminate, for the double-glazed windows.
The interior of the home has a neutral base palette, painted throughout in Resene Black White for walls and ceiling and Resene colour matched Arctic White for architraves and skirting.
The kitchen was designed by Moda Kitchens and the cabinetry is Acrylic soft touch from Laminex which is an anti-fingerprint material. Like so many other homes, their beautiful kitchen is the hub, so the central island lends itself perfectly to being able to still interact with the rest of the family whilst cooking or baking.
Louise and Eugene specifically designed the kitchen with storage in mind and the butler’s pantry is perfect to hide away any clutter (and the craft beer fridge too!). The bookshelves on the front of the island, and on either end of the overhead cabinets, add a nice yet practical feature.
The bathrooms in their home are stunning, with dark grey concrete look tiles utilised with white and timber. Under-tile heating and recessed shelving in the showers was a must, plus mitred edges on tiles throughout added to the lovely finishing.
David Trubridge lights and custom-made oak slats are featured in the central stairwell which is the first thing you see when you open the front door – simply gorgeous!
Louise, Eugene and their two little ones are loving their roomy rebuild, and the peace of mind they have from future proofing with quality products such as the Marley Stratus Design Series®. Great work you guys!