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O'Callaghan Residence


Rotorua

This flat roofed, split level, fibre cement house was in desperate need of an exterior makeover. It had the potential to look superb, but the colours and small curved plastic guttering made it look old fashioned. It was looking really tired, dirty and outdated having not been painted since the original owners built the house in the 70s.

It was painted off-white with brown fascias and trims. The front door was chocolate brown and the back door was cream. The garage door frames were black as well as the main entrance stairs and handrail, which burnt your hands and feet in summer. The garage doors were left as raw aluminium. There are three different colours of aluminium joinery: bronze, chocolate brown and a silvery/brown colour and brown patterned glass used at the front entrance and conservatory at the front and side of the house. These colours and materials were not only old fashioned and drew people’s attention to all the wrong areas, they also attracted and showed up insects and dirt.

Keen to modernise the house and make the multi-coloured joinery and brown glass blend together, the new colour focused on modern colours that would complement the existing glass and joinery. Resene Lumbersider CoolColour tinted to Resene Triple Masala was used on the walls, softened to Resene Half Masala on the fascia, soffits, gutters, stairs, laundry door and garage trims. Resene Limeade is used on the door for a ‘wow’ front entrance and Resene Rock Spray is used on the handrail to add a touch of colour and modernise the back of the house. These dramatic colours were chosen to add the owner’s young funky personality to the house and helped link the exterior of the house with the bright accent colours and furnishings used inside.

The fresh new look has dramatically transformed this home and has brought it into the 21st century.

 

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Triple and Half Masala

Before and after

Resene Jalapeno
Resene Triple Masala
Resene Half Masala
Resene Half Masala
Resene Limeade
Resene Limeade
Resene Rock Spray
Resene Rock Spray

Colour Selection: Tineke O’Callaghan

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