Custom Design | Renovation | Extension

Busy professional Auckland couple had returned from London and purchased a bay villa in Kingsland with the intention of renovating and extending with the pitter patter of little feet on the horizon. Genevieve and Jono were looking for a complete design and build solution.

The brief was simple. Remove the tired existing rear addition and design and build a modern open plan kitchen, dining, living deck extension to the rear of the house with large format sliding stacking doors opening out to their spacious and private rear deck and yard. In addition some other remodelling of internal spaces was required, including a new family bathroom (complete with a re-enamelled claw foot bath), an ensuite and the creation of a new bedroom space.

Gen and Jono were keen to use a friend in the kitchen design industry. The flexibility of the McKinstry Projects system allows owners to make these choices and they are happy to collaborate and coordinate with such suppliers and subtrades, should the owners wish.

New deck extension onto garden.

New deck extension onto garden.


“Testimonial to come.”

Modern, open kitchen.
Original wooden floor throughout.
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Modern, open kitchen.


Original wooden floor throughout.

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Design details

The project included some challenges most notably the heritage zoning. (Residential 1) Consultation with the council heritage planners resulted in a compromise, meaning the existing corbelled villa chimney was retained externally, thus maintaining the street appeal, but internally the base of it was removed freeing up usable floor space. There was also the removal of a native tree, and height to boundary infringements to resolve. Efficient consultation and correspondence with council meant that resource consent approval was sought and obtained in quick time.

The final result is a light and airy modern rear extension which still retains ample villa character and detail and provides excellent access to their private rear deck and yard – perfect for entertaining and their growing family.

Project Details

Design/Planning: 8 Months
Construction: 4 Months


Architectural Design: McKinstry Projects

Cost / Build / Project Management: McKinstry Projects

Structural Engineer: HFC Consulting

Cadastral Surveyor: A I Bates

Suppliers / subtrades

Builders Merchant: Placemakers New Lynn

Plumbing: K10 Specialist Plumbing

Electrical: Laser Electrical

Roofing: Tasman Roofing

Aluminium Joinery: Phoenix Aluminium

Tiling: Solid Tile Company

Painting / Staining: Jetspeed Painting

Bathroomware: Elite Bathrooms

Selected Products


Ribline Colorsteel by Roofing Industries

Ribline Colorsteel by Roofing Industries


Sanding, sealing and polish of existing rimu flooring by Andrew Holloway Floor Sanding