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A clever renovation saw this 100-year-old Northcote house go from outdated and rat-infested to a fresh, modern family home?

Who lives here? Deborah Houching (podiatrist technician), James Houching (painter), Meg, 18sofa pillow cases, Imogen, 17, and Dillon, 13.

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Where is it? Northcote, Auckland.

What did your home look like before? It was very cold, dark and dated, with a lot of closed-in spaces and little natural light.

What was your vision? Deborah: Because it was an older building, I imagined a home that held onto all of its character features but also had a fresh, modern look and feel.


The family wanted to create a home?that held onto all of its character features but also had a fresh, modern look and feel.














“;When the whole house was completed we could sit down and look around, knowing we had made the right choices and that it looked really good. It was a proud moment,”; says?Deborah (pictured with husband James) of the best makeover moment.


A fresh, clean style prevails throughout the home.


In the upstairs bathroom floor tiles were laid for extra character.


In the bedroom, crosses ?are from Shut The Front Door, bedlinen from The Warehouse and the spot cushion is from Junk &; Disorderly.


In the bathroom, the dated windows were replaced with the French doors from the dining room.


The yellow cabinet from Redcurrent adds a welcome pop of colour to the upstairs bathroom.

Walls throughout painted in Resene ‘Alabaster’. LOUNGE: Existing wooden floorboards stained in Dark Oak; sofa from Freedom; all cushions from John’s Place Emporium; rug from The Warehouse; cabinet from The Store; deer artwork from unknown online store; ampersand from Kmart; basket from Early Settler. KITCHEN &; DINING: Cabinetry from Marton Lee; tapware from Mitre 10 and Kitchen Things;?Bar stools from The Warehouse; table existing; chairs from Freedom; fan from Early Settler. BATHROOM: Bath from Early Settler; postbox from Mocka; chandelier from Early Settler. UPSTAIRS BATHROOM: Yellow cabinet from Redcurrent; floor and wall tiles from Heritage Tiles; tapware from Mico. BEDROOM: Crosses from Shut The Front Door; bedlinen from The Warehouse; spot cushion from Junk &; Disorderly

Words by: Catherine Steel. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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