Waiheke Marketplace : January 5th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS Private paradise in Litle Oneroa • 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS • 2 LIVING AREAS • DESIGNER KITCHEN • SHORT WALK TO TWO NORTHERN BEACHES PRIVATE SALE Call Sheree 372 3216 Trademe # BMY621 Imagine; your own private piece of paradise just minutes up the road from the best litle beach on Waiheke island. A feature arch window in the spacious dining area frames magnifcent views of valley and sea. Six sets of French doors bring the outdoors in. Kids play safely on two fat grassed areas. Just six minutes from the ferry, this character weatherboard home has been lovingly renovated inside and out. Modern touches include Italian and Danish designer light ftngs and custom-made kitchen wall tles. The cook's kitchen boasts Smeg and Bosch integrated appliances, extra-wide, sof-close drawers and a vast pantry. For outdoor dining step from the kitchen onto a sunny deck with built-in barbecue. Two mature fg trees produce wonderful chutney... we might even share the recipe with you. All this for just $795,000. Old look for new shed By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Queen of the painted finish: Scenic painter Jennifer Town hand-painted the entire building. Old look: Little Oneroa's new old boatshed looks like it's been there for 100 years. The Little Oneroa boatshed is brand new but has been designed to look old. Anl artist, architect, designer, builder and landscaper have collab- orated to make this new piece of island history. The building is designed to reflect the character and history of the island and sit harmoniously with the beach'', owner David Kinnear says. He was surprised to discover they owned the piece of prize beachfront property which is 120 metres away from their small hillside 1960s bach up the track. Building a shed on the land provided a great solution to the problem of lugging kayaks, bicycles, lifejackets and all manner of stuff up and down to the bach, which only has track access'', he says. It was important for the building to suit the location because it is such a prominent site. Project manager Nigel Marshall was entrusted with managing the proj- ect. Architect Chris McCarthny drew up the plans, Bruce Sciascia did the building and Brent Farquhar is doing the landscaping. Recycled kauri tongue and groove cladding from an old church in Puke- kohe was used to clad the building, with recycled rimu used inside. Waiheke's own boat- sheds provided inspi- ration for the project,'' artist Jennifer Town says. She hand-painted the entire building with the unique distressed finish. Her past experience as a scenic painter for film made her the perfect person for the job,'' Mr Marshall says. Co-owner Theresa Kinnear says the orig- inal idea was to have a mural with tui and flax on it. But the artist says the tongue and groove boards would not have held an image well, suggesting an aged look reminiscent of old boat- sheds. Jennifer then made a model and a series of samples in a range of colours which were presented to the owners. The deep blue distressed look' was chosen and green boards on the side added to pro- vide interest'' on the long wall. Jennifer says: The whole building is a kind of homage to the old Wai- heke DIY way of doing things, from the mismatched recycled boards to the recycled lights and door handles, some of which came from the inorganic rubbish collection.'' The front doors were made by Tree Essence, created from recycled villa weatherboards that still have their original paint. The corrugated iron weather tank is in fact new. But Jennifer asked the plumber Dave Harold to bang it about a bit'' and then painted it to look like it is old and rusty even though it isn't. The response from the public has been over- whelming positive'', Mr and Mrs Kinnear say. Their children Charlie, 8, and Josie, 10, also love'' their new shed.
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