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Willow Street - CBD, Tauranga

Inner city living doesn’t come any better than this unique and challenging project. 

In order to realise the vision of the client, the whole building needed to be completely earthquake strengthened, upgraded and refurbished – including an entire new roof and gutter structure. This comprehensive conversion from what was offices into a loft style apartment has a NYC vibe styled with contemporary, casual luxury. 

Enter through the front lobby to high ceilings, over height doors, and light flooded, spacious living rare in the usual apartment offering. A pitched ceiling over the kitchen/living area has a bank of skylights that bathe the room in all day sun, with large sliding doors opening onto a sizable East facing deck, while skylights throughout the rest of the apartment let natural light into each room.

Dark stained oak, granite, stylish tiles, statement lighting and high end appliances combine to form a sophisticated, entertainers’ kitchen with adjacent scullery/laundry. Original features and rimu floors complement the warmth and ambience of this home and flow through to a second spacious living/media area. A large master bedroom and even larger second bedroom/office share a luxuriously tiled family bathroom and equally glamourous powder room. We even retained the authentic walk-in concrete safe as additional wardrobe/storage space.

A precedent setting conversion of offices to luxury residential apartment living while retaining commercial, ground floor retail for a passive income or to work from ‘home’: this property represents the new way forward for living inner city in metropolitan Tauranga and was a challenge well met by our Team. The result? Another very happy client living their dream…

Dave and his team worked with me to convert a central city building from office space into a spacious residential apartment with commercial retail downstairs. This was my first project of this magnitude: we needed to earthquake strengthen the building, new roof and gutter system, electrical wiring, plumbing… the list goes on! Basically, only the concrete walls and original rimu floors remained. 

Dave, Rachael and their team were fantastic to work with, excellent at solving any issues that arose due to the uniqueness of the project, and delivered a simply amazing result – it was exactly as I had imagined it could be. I am now embarking on another project, and naturally, I am working with Dave and the Precise Builders team again.

Maree - Tauranga


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