Outdated 1960s to luxury seaside family home – before & after
Wendy Bradford Interior Design
December 20, 2017
last modified: December 21, 2017
An architecturally designed 1960’s home at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. The home was completely renovated 20 years ago by the architect who pretty much demolished the original 1960’s brick house except for some exterior walls. It was completely rebuilt to double the size – 1 ½ storeys.
When I was called upon to undertake the renovation project, the house was looking tired and worn out. My brief was to design a new kitchen, new colour scheme, design and supply new built in joinery/shelving for bathroom and wardrobes, new lighting, soft furnishings, furniture and carpets.
From the front entry hallway to the bathrooms, bedrooms, study, living rooms and kitchen, my team and I undertook this large project which took almost a year to complete, due to having a Christmas summer break soon after commencement.
It was a collaborative process with the clients. I sourced products and consulted with them regarding the selections. Samples and images of products were presented for their sign off. Designs drawn up for their approval. I supervised and project managed my team of specialist trades people throughout the project with regular site meetings.
The main feature of the home is the wonderful sea views and the garden. My clients instructed me to retain the warmth and comfortable relaxed feel of the home. Make sure that the interior was in harmony with the outside environment. Modernise and improve its functionality.
Check out the entire project here!