Project Description

This project won the 2019 Architectural Designers New Zealand Regional Award in the Multi-Unit Dwelling category and a gold award at the 2019 Registered Master Builders Awards in the Renovation Over $1 Million category.  SpiceBuild completed the build of this project.

Built in 1883, the Wesley Church is situated in the heart of the busy seaside suburb of Petone, in Lower Hutt. The building fell into disuse in 2013 when it was declared an earthquake risk. Our client purchased it a few years ago with hopes that it could once again become a source of pride within the community. Restored colonial villas in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby inspired the building’s transformation into three luxury two-storey residences.

The exterior of the building has been completely restored to its original form. The structure had to be rebuilt from the ground up as the only salvageable materials were the roof trusses and some ceiling panelling. We worked closely with Heritage New Zealand when designing the extension to the building to accommodate the third apartment.

Each residence contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area and a single garage.