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Hill residence


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 80 Orakei Road, Remuera

The Hill Residence occupies a prominent site on Orakei Road on the northern slopes of the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

Originally an early 1900s worker’s cottage, the property was transformed into a substantial three level home in the early 1990s, following a renovation of the existing building and a major extension.

White cottage exterior

In early 2010, a second renovation was undertaken, including a new interior design and fit-out for the formal areas of the home, and a new exterior colour scheme.

Previously painted in pale yellow with cream details and a blue roof, the client brief was to brighten and modernise the exterior, but to avoid a flat and plain appearing white effect.

Cottage exterior

The resulting exterior scheme seeks to bring a chic, classic and refined elegance to the home. The very subtle colour variation between the Resene Barely There weatherboards and the Resene Alabaster details in trims, window frames, balustrades and eave facings, offset by the Resene Nero front door, garage door, front veranda decking boards and spouting, and the roof painted in Resene Grey Friars, has created a fresh and stylish look, greatly enhancing the street appeal of the home.

White and black cottage exterior

In addition, the new colour scheme has highlighted and made eye-catching features of the very attractive architectural details of the house, including the dormer windows, front veranda and upstairs balconies.

The project was completed in two stages, with the interior work completed during the April to May 2010 period, and the exterior work completed by mid-June 2010.

Occupying such a prominent site on Orakei Road, the exterior transformation of the house has been highly visible. Since the completion of the project, the owners have received a surprising number of requests from passers-by for the paint brand and colour names. In their opinion, there can be no better validation of the exterior colour selections and design created for their home.

Colours used: Resene Alabaster, Resene Barely There, Resene Nero, Resene Grey Friars.

Products used: Resene Sonyx 101, Resene Super Gloss.

Architectural Specifier: Monochrome Inc. Interior Design
Colour Selection: Monochrome Inc. Interior Design
Interior Designer: Monochrome Inc. Interior Design
Painting Contractor: The House Painters
Photographer: Dan Trotter, Studio Q

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