Millais Street Grey Lynn

The Project

This 100 year old villa was to be modernised, but keeping its character and history in clever tones and features. Our client had a vision, saw its potential and it was easily communicated with us. We worked together and bounced ideas around to achieve a superb result that is world class.


We transform
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The challenge

Part of our challenge was to keep the older features cleverly intertwined into the modern features of this house. The ceilings, the fireplace and hallways demanded that history still resided in this restored villa. Window sashes were repaired by our builder who specializes in old windows. He lovingly repaired each one so that they work well and easily.

We added a new bathroom, modernised the kitchen, and open plan entertainment area with a gorgeous indoor/outdoor flow.

A secret study is cleverly installed by a moving art wall mural. This adds movement, a surprise and also hides the technology and workspace when entertaining guests.

End result

The resulting design maintained four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enhanced flow throughout the home, focusing on indoor-outdoor living. The spa pool at the back along with the gorgeous deck allow peace and tranquility all year round. This is a new, fresh oasis with 100 year old bones in the heart of Auckland.

We transform
living spaces.

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Russ, Jen and the entire crew were an absolute pleasure to work with! They came into a flood damaged home, with half walls missing and have worked alongside us to create a modern and upgraded home to our dreams! As our first time renovating they really have made it easy for us to renovate in the future and we even picked up some new skills along the way from the team! Big shout out to Tony, Jordy, Ben and Finn for the hard work to the house and even being super respectful while I was doing overnights! Can't thank them enough and so happy to have our home back after over a year!

Meredith and Faris

“The team at Licensed Renovations were great to deal with. Their brief was to manage the renovation of our existing bathroom and addition of a new en suite. We are delighted with the end result, they managed the entire process and communicated well throughout the build. Will definitely use them again.”

Sarah H

“I just wanted to say before the house is completed how happy I am with the workmanship and quality of the renovation! My wife and I are really impressed and glad we chose you guys. I had a good look around yesterday and please tell all your tradies they have done a first class job. The plumbing, electrical work and painting are first class. And your advice on colours and floorings was spot on. Lastly my wife and I are going to sell the house and we’re looking forward to getting a good price. Please thank the team for a great job.”

Ken T

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