Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Home in Hillcrest On Sale!!

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Hi Everyone, How is your Easter going?


Today I am talking about our home renovation project in Hillcrest, Northshore, which has been recently finished.


This house is at 2/263 Glenfield Road Hillcrest and on sale at the moment. I think this property is suitable for a young family with small kids.

You can check out the property info at Harcourts website!

Actually there is an open home today from 11AM so if you like please come on have a look!!




The Original Condition

This house was in originally not good condition….

Everything looks old and worn.

Obviously the interior as well as exterior requires lots of maintenance.

The exterior wall has lots of marks and some parts of paint came off.

Roof also requires some check and maintenance.




Interior decoration also requires much of work.

Wall, ceiling, floor, kitchen and bathroom also need renovation.


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The Project

Japan Homes took 6 weeks to finish the whole house renovation and we added our taste to it. Lets quickly go through what we have done.


Lounge & Dinning


We have re-decorated this space with country-modern taste. The wall, window frame and ceiling is re-painted fresh white. Carpet was taken off and the existing high-quality timber floor is polished. We have also newly decorated the fireplace with the tiles and Macrocarpa small benchtop.

Everything looks so fresh that the atmosphere has been completely changed!!




Kitchen is the heart of a home so we spent lots of work on it. We removed everything from the original kitchen space including the wall between the kitchen and lounge to make an open plan.


We again the design reflects our country-modern taste. The morning counter serves as multi-functional space for cooking, eating, chatting, reading, writing, using a computer, etc.





Very neat, comfortable and fresh!!




We remodeled the whole bathroom; we have installed a new large shower box, toilet, the Macrocarpa benchtop. As Japanese we love to use solid timber wherever possible. Polishing the original timber floor matches with our taste.




The exterior wall has been all repaired and re-painted.

We had a roof maintenance specialist check everything, clean and re-coat the roof which not looks completely new with 10 years guarantee.

We have built a large deck adjacent to the building which functions as multi-purpose space.



The original garage has been also renovated and looks new now.


If you are interested in purchasing this property please contact our agent:

Hiroko Jenny
Licensed REAA 2008
mob: 021 117 0291
ph: 09 354 0945


Thanks for reading!!


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Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
Please let me know!

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