Our client had owned a large family home in Epsom for many years. They loved their home and the location. But once their children had grown, the garden was no longer getting the use it once did, and it was time to put that land to better use!
The client approached Ashcroft looking to add a new home to their property, subdividing their land into two titles. The site was tricky and the addition of a new home was not as straightforward as originally imagined. One of the biggest challenges was that the existing house looked directly onto the newly proposed building area. A key criteria in Auckland’s Unitary Plan is to ensure that any new builds have a desirable outlook. Looking directly into your neighbour’s property is not considered a desirable outlook! Another challenge was the client’s desire for a home which was quite sizeable for the land that was available.
The Ashcroft team went to work, drafting numerous concepts taking into consideration different house plan options, access and manoeuvring within driveways and protection of the outlook. The team proposed the newly released Luton design with the orientation of the home changed to protect each home’s outlook. The client was thrilled.
With all council consents granted, construction went ahead, and all went to plan. On completion, the newly built home was offered for sale, selling promptly. The client remains in their original home and enjoyed a healthy return from the development. So much so, they are currently looking for more land to purchase and build another Ashcroft home.
“This was our first time building a home and we would like to say we are very happy with how Ashcroft Homes handled the entire process. From the subdivision to construction, the entire process was stress free with a professional team who would always keep us up to date.”