Love letter to a 1912 villa

In 2012 two 25 year olds bought a 100 year old house in New Zealand. It had no working shower, a leaking roof, a smoking fireplace and a weird smell. But it also had a beautiful garden, a great neighbourhood and bags of character.

This is the house in 1985, just before it was moved to its’ current address.

Our house

And here’s how it looked when we bought it.

House 2

Cute right? Inside was another story. There were character features we loved (hello ceilings!) and character features we didn’t (leaking chimney flashings) but we could see the potential.

So this is the story of our adventures in renovation and DIY (and a few other things I think are awesome besides). There’ll be befores and afters and a whole lot of inbetweens but that’s what you get when you fall in love with an old house right?


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