Art deco upgrade
A tired art deco home in Timaru has been given some modern love and a new lease on life and entertaining. The renovation has opened up the interior and dramatically enhanced outdoor living, without altering the street frontage. Cedar now offsets the original plaster cladding.A pared-back palette flows throughout the home, as does all-new flooring. New insulation, joinery, double glazing and a heat pump will keep the interior temperate year-round. The home has been converted to gas, including hot water and a cosy fireplace. The open-plan kitchen-dining space flows effortlessly to the porch, as does the master bedroom. Lighting and a sound system add ambience during alfresco evening get-togethers. The new bathroom is a true retreat complete with an Italian-tiled double walk-in shower, and custom double wall-mounted vanity. The owner couldn’t be happier with her reinvigorated abode, which has become a blissful haven.
Region: Mid & South Canterbury
Renovation: $250,000 – $500,000