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Don Nelson Pre Purchase Consultancy & Feasibility Services

When the current owners walked on to this beautiful cliff top site, they instantly fell in love with the stunning views and peaceful location.   However the existing building, landscaping and pool (photo to the right) were somewhat tired and outdated with no architectural merit.

Don Nelson was approached to undertake a visual pre-purchase feasibility.  Don could see the potential of the existing structure being incorporated into a resort style clifftop property making an architectural statement.

On Don’s advice, the clients purchased the property and commissioned him to prepare sketch concept plans.

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A tiered poolscape and sweeping balconies bring a touch of magic to this contemporary clifftop property.  To create a link from the indoor and outdoor living areas, the two pools were stepped – the higher plunge pool has an infinity edge, so the water falls down to the existing swimming pool on the lower level.  By night, lights illuminate the entire area.

During the design stage, Don Nelsons will always discuss the  prospective ‘construction systems’ and materials to be used during the build stage. This ensures the ‘design team’ and the ‘build team’ end up on the same page.   We  do have a list of ‘selected’ builders, who have worked successfully with us in the past.   We can  obtain competitive quotes from these selected builders who bring their ‘approved’ high calibre subcontractors with them. This builds an informal quality control into the construction process.  We can recommend these builders as they are familiar with our systems and comfortable with the attention to detail we require throughout the build. We can also work with your builder if required. Don Nelson Architecture stay in close contact with the build team during construction, providing discussion/liaison, and additional instructions as required to ensure completion to the client’s satisfaction. We also have interior design consultants, landscape designers and pool designers among others available to our clients.

Feasibility 10     Feasibility 6The sense of grandeur continues on the inside – an imported marble staircase is a key feature of the double height entry.  This echoes the curved architectural language of the exterior. The Mediterranean-style interior is also defined by exposed structural columns and open, flowing living spaces.

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If you have a property purchase and renovation in mind, anywhere in New Zealand and would like a professional and visionary opinion of what could be possible and how to go about it, do not hesitate to contact Don Nelson Architecture (Home renovation & new home design architecture New Zealand) on 09 486 4698, email us at info@donnelson.co.nz or complete our enquiry form.

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