Wakanui Street Northcote Point

The Project

Well past its ‘use by date’, this old, stately villa had plenty of potential. The Licensed Renovations team began a massive million dollar makeover; added a second storey, removed the deck, stripped out the interior, extended the back of the property, added a kitchen, scullery, butler’s pantry and completely altered the layout of the entire home.


We transform
living spaces.

The challenge

The client had worked hard to design their dream home. No pressure! We tackled the existing self-contained flat first so the family could be accommodated there while we continued to build upstairs. We re-gibbed the whole house, put in an immaculate double galley kitchen with scullery and butler’s pantry, rebuilt the master bedroom, ensuite, put a professional style overlay on the floors and installed gas fireplaces. But it didn’t stop there. Next we built a new double garage, driveway and decks to enhance the exterior.

End result

Project management-heavy, this major renovation had us on our toes. We went in early with a preliminary budget and plans so our input had a big impact on later work, and worked closely with architects and engineers. Now maximising beautiful sea views out to Rangitoto, this gorgeous villa makes the most of its fantastic location. The clients are extremely happy with their new home.

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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