Iconic Mt Maunganui Home

This property was purchased with the intention of updating a piece of iconic Mount Maunganui architecture.  While the general form of this building was clean, the materials and junctions had lacked maintenance for a number of years.  The structure was essentially looking tired and not functioning as it should.  Our clients wanted to improve their investment, and create a home that reflected an entirely different vintage.

While iconic and visually appealing from the street, this home had a flow that was somewhat eclectic.  For a building that reflected simple geometry, we felt improvements could be made by simplifying and defining what was there.   This also brought about an opportunity to increase the overall function of the home, fine-tune views, draw from the local environment and reflect that in the architecture.

The main form of the existing structure was cleaned, defined and shaped with the use of high performing acrylic plasters and decorative Laminam tiles.  The main openings and views were improved in a number of locations partly by creating 6m high fully-automated sliders to open and close the main container front and back.  These doors are clad with a punched, marine grade aluminium sheet featuring a Kina pattern that reflects the marine environment.  Decks were added, and the home was painstakingly detailed in every location.    

It was always a risk messing with an existing piece of well-known architecture.  However, feedback has been nothing but positive.  People feel we have breathed fresh air into a structure that they love.  

Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home
Iconic Mt Maunganui Home

Testimonials

"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with all aspects of my renovations!

I really like your simple and functional design. I think the best has been made of my 1950's house, and we are all enjoying the open plan living space created.

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Thank you to all of you for your fantastic efforts."

Nena Rovekamp 

“We are very pleased that Creative Space managed the process of adding a family room to our home. The addition room is working well and the functionality this brings to our property has certainly been recognised by others as a valued addition and well designed. We are very happy that we engaged Creative Space to help us through the design and build of our additional family room and we feel this expansion of our home has added more value than cost. Thank you.”

Darren and Angela Hill

“We are so, so thrilled with our alterations. We were sure that we could do something with the house when we bought it but what we have ended up with is a home that surpasses anything we had imagined. Everybody who visits us is blown away by the outcome of our alterations. We would both like to thank Creative Space for coming up with a design that was truly "beyond our expectations".

Linda Groenewegen & Steph Predengast

“Creative Space was responsible for designing and project managing the very significant modifications and extensions to our beach house at Little Bay, a remote part of the northern Coromandel Peninsula.  The outcome is excellent: a house with which we are pleased and content to live in, a house that has clever and appropriate design that we enjoy every time we live in it – it has grown on us and we appreciate the careful detail and the attention to critical issues, such as deck space, views, livability, functionality and practical features. 

Dr A.B. Cull, Retired CEO
Waikato and Melbourne Hospitals