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Once home to the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers and the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, the Pattie St Barracks is steeped in history. 

The mess hall was a place where those who served came to let their hair down. More recently the mess hall in the six-bedroom property has served as a playground for the family who bought it in 2007.   The owners wanted to bring the energy and fun factor back to the property.

A pair of 13m external cavity/recessed doors were installed, allowing the entire entertainment area to open to the outdoors. A barbecue has been inbuilt and a new changing room, shower and toilet meant there was no traffic through the main house after a swim in the pool. 

A screen was wall-mounted in the extra lounge for movies, and a games room kitted out for those who want more active relaxation. A self-cleaning heated pool, artificial turf, evergreen trees and tiles mean the entertaining area is low maintenance.

A sunken spa provides added luxury, as do inbuilt speakers. Here, old memories can be shared and new ones begun.

Congratulations to Regan and the team at Hutt City Builders on receiving a Gold and Regional Lifestyle Award at the 2020 Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards!

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