Adding value to your existing land and property

At Nala Studios we often work with property investors to add value to their existing land and properties. Below are 3 examples of  projects we've worked on to get the maximum yield out of your existing assets 

Project A - Addition & New Build 
Project B - Home & Income
Project C - Renovation & Addition 


Project A Overview - Addition & New Build

The site is located in south Auckland with an existing 3 bedroom house and a granny flat in 1 building and a separate double garage. The client is an investor who lives outside of Auckland and whose instructions were clear, utilise as much of the existing structure to create a total of 3 new dwellings each to be rented out separately, as well as being able to subdivide them into 3 individual lots in the future.

Utilising the existing house footprint we proposed to separate the granny flat and the main house, creating a generous 1 bedroom unit which enjoys its own private outdoor space. We also proposed a new detached 3 bedroom house accessed via a private walkway with its own north-facing private garden. Due to the client’s brief, which was to create a sympathetic design to the existing house and neighborhood the new house design draws on the existing houses around it for scale and material.


Project B Overview - Home & Income

The client approached us after purchasing this villa in a central Auckland suburb wanting to renovate the existing house on level 1 to create an open plan living with private outdoor area and an en suite in the master bedroom. The site falls away to the rear meaning the house is a single story at the front and 2 story at the rear. 

The client also wanted to make the most of the ground floor space currently used as a rumpus area with its own private access via external steps and a private garden. With the site being in the special character overlay zone a Resource Consent was required. This was obtained before the Building Consent was applied.


Project C Overview - Renovation & Addition

The client came to us with a proposition to make the most of their rental property. The current 5 bedroom, 2 story house is built in the middle of the site and with the site sloping away to the rear of the site the client did not want to demolish the existing house and build new to add value.

Our solution was to create 2 new units on the ground floor of the house and in-creating the number of bedrooms of the level 1 of the house to create a 4 bedroom unit. All dwellings are designed to have their own private entrances and outdoor living spaces to ensure maximum rental return.

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Examples of renovations & extensions