b'intimate outdoor living area at the rear of the home.paint it rightThe upper level consists of a bedroom, bathroom and astrikingcantileveredfeature,whichcontainstheChoose the right Resene master suite and a terrace that overlooks Aucklandscolours and paints for the job.Orakei Basin and sweeping views of the city.In order to create the shape, we had to install a huge amount of steel, explains Jeff. This meant that the floor on level one and half of one wall were the onlythingsleftoftheoriginalbuilding.We strengthenedtheflooringbyaddingoverlaysof plywood substrate topped with Mediterranean oak andtheexcavationofthegarageanddriveway required the removal of 80 truckloads of soil, which wasdonethroughoutarainyAucklandwinter very testing!Outside, the selection of materials were essential to clearly define the old and new. Ground-marble paintedundulatingbrickworkwasusedtocreate Above left and right: Paul says that the natural light into and views out fromavisualdifferencetothecladding.Sliding the ensuite and bathroom on the upper level were achieved by designingaluminiumlouvreshuttersprovideprivacyaswellStreet side standoutthe narrow, full height slot windows, which resemble a saw tooth. CedarastheabilitytocontroldaylightintotheinteriorJeff knew he wanted his home to cladding is stained in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour Pitch Blackspaces.JeffchoseReseneWaterborneWoodsmancontrast with the rest of the houses and soffits, brickwork and trims are painted in Resene CoolColour All Black. CoolColourPitchBlacktocolourhiscedaron his street, which is the key shiplap cladding and Resene CoolColour All Black forprinciple to ensuring kerb appeal. Below: Jeff and Kays dreamy protected patio allows for year-roundthe painted surfaces, including the brickwork, soffits,Even if you wont be completely entertaining. The surrounding walls and roof joists are painted Resene shutters and trims.transforming your home into a All Black. modern masterpiece, picking a The exterior of the building is a standout in theirdifferent colour than white, beige or Resene Waterborne Resene CoolColour neighbourhood, creating drama within the streetscapegrey for your cladding will make it Woodsman Driftwood All Black thanks to its unique shape while maintaining a colourtop tip stand out among oceans of neutral Resene Waterborne Resene connection with other black traditional weatherboardIf you are using a darkweatherboards. Resene Lumbersider Woodsman CoolColour Pitch Black Yucca homes in the area. The exterior painted bricks carry aexterior colour, remember tois a durable low sheen solid colour further reference to the basalt kerbing that is prevalentask for Resene CoolColouroption for refreshing most throughout Auckland. paint or wood stain. It reflectsweatherboards, architraves and more of the suns UV, keepingbrickwork. For a higher sheen finish To get a durable and weatherproof finish, Jeff putthe paint and cladding cooler,use Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss.his professional building expertise to good purpose,minimising heat stress and paying exacting attention to how each surface waspotential damage. Style tipprepared. He used a host of different Resene productsIf you wont be to seal, colour and protect the fruits of his labours.Resenerepainting yourSmoke TreeDepending on the type of surface and whether thefull exterior materialwasneworexisting,heappliedReseneanytime soon, Sureseal, Resene LimeLock, Resene Concrete Primer,even just a popof colour on ReseneReseneLumbersiderlowsheenwaterbornepaint,outdoor living with privacy, the outdoor fireplaceAbove: JeffsAway We GoResene Waterborne Woodsman wood stain, Reseneand terrace and the fantastic views. favourite parts your front doorSonyx 101 semi-gloss waterborne paint and ReseneHowever,anothermajorcomponentoftheof his updated homeor windoware the incredibleframes canX-200 weathertight membrane. This strategy is sureprojects ultimate success is that Studio2 Architectsoutdoor entertainingmake a big splash. Reseneto keep his investment looking phenomenal for yearsshared in Jeffs vision. area, the cantileveredTry one of theseRetroto come. Make sure you have an architect you can workupper level and thefashionable hues.For those attempting a similar project, Jeff adviseswith who gets what you really want to achieve.three-car garage that homeowners should be prepared for a challengingStudio2 was excellent in translating my ideas andwith additionalProtect your investmentbuild. Or, maybe it just felt more challenging becausemaking them a reality.off-street parking.Even if youre going for a natural I built it, he jokes. look you should always stain your Paulrecommendsthinkingcarefullyaboutyourexterior timber. If youd like to opt optionsandtheprocessyouwanttoembarkon.did you know. for a clear look finish on your Sometimes with alteration work, you need to goThat Resene has a range of stains and oils so you cantimber exterior, choose a Resene a long way backwards before you can go forwards.stain both interior and exterior timbers? Check out theWoodsman stain colour close to the Inanumberofsituations,itcanbemorecostReseneWoodsmanrangeforexterioruseandtheoriginal timber colour. This will effective removing the existing and starting with aReseneColorwoodrangeforinteriorusetofindgive you the look you are after without leaving your timber clean canvas. colours that range from naturals to brights. exposed to the elements.The renovation was extensive, says Paul, but the success was in the creation of different spaces fordesign and images Studio2 Architects, www.s2a.co.nz Resene Resenedifferent occasions within the parameters of the site:builder Bigsky Build, www.bigskybuild.co.nz Quarter Biscotti Caffeine76 77'