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MRA Past Project on the Market
10 Years young and currently on the market this St Heliers family home was one of two residences designed for a sloping site. Maximising space and providing full executive family home features resulted in the use of a cantilevered top floor.
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Winter is a great time to be indoors working on new projects.
We're currently working on a re-development of a suburban site, retaining an original character house, and designing a duplex to the rear of the existing property. The site's flat characteristics and suburban location in Hamilton makes it an excellent proposal to increase housing stock in an established area.
This project includes a Land Use consent application as well as the design & building consent stages. As always, we are working one to one with the client, and with selected professional consultants who all add their own expertise to get the best result.
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We attended the French Festival in Auckland on Bastille Day. Enjoyed the food, wine, cars, & company. And spotted this very cool piece of Wearable Art. Created by talented artist Beatrice Carlson who we later learned is a friend of Photographer friend, Lana Brown of Paterson Brown Photography.
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MRA Outdoor Living Spaces
Because we are New Zealanders when we design a home for you, outdoors living spaces are an integral part of reflecting the way you like to live, eat, and entertain. We are pleased to show you a glimpse of one of our outdoor entertainment areas at night.
One of our longstanding clients has added a Louvre Tec opening roof and window louvres to create an outdoor room at their MRA precast home, to replace and original timber pergola.The result was so stunning that Louvre Tec included it in their promotional video (watch from around 21 seconds).
Read more about MRA Limited's relationship with Louvre Tec on our Louvre Tec Blog
Recent Project News
Nearing completion in the Waikato, this Precast Panel project is a weekender for our clients. Compact on accommodation, big on hobby space the design 'imagines' conversion of an old Kiwi Woodshed. External Precast Panels have a creosote weatherboard aesthetic or an aged patina, Re-cycled timber beams are exposed to provide connection to the 'old' building elements. The Open-plan living space is centred around an overscale concrete fireplace.
So many recycled features in this build. Our client was intrepid in her pursuit of the right elements to add to the design. We are loving the choice of recycled timbers as sarking and feature cladding.
The 'Woolshed' is found as you would expect, against a tree-line windbreak, across a concrete panel footbridge at the bottom of the paddock.
We hear that the Landscape Consultant is enthused with created an 'aged' garden - complete with the old picket fence feature which will be planted with a rambling rose. We wonder who will be the first to suggest it's time to 'paint the fence'.
For more information about this project, or to begin a special project of your own please contact us.