de Bres Contemporary Design

New home

The de Bres Home is a contemporary house design built on the back of the owners’ property for their daughter and grandchild who were preparing to return from Europe. 

Elevated from the road, this modern single level architectural design is in the beautiful Island Bay area, and seamlessly fits into the existing section, while providing the functionality of space that a small family requires.  

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  • Location
    / Island Bay, Wellington
  • Designer
    / Peter Davis
  • Builder
    / David Reid Homes Wellington
  • Floor area
    / 76m²
  • Sustainable features
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    • Insulation (higher value walls floors and ceilings)
    • Windows (double glazed with thermal break, Low E glass and argon gas)
    • Air tightness
    • Heat pump HWC
    • Sustainably sourced materials
    • Reduced house size
    • Solar orientation (passive solar and shading)
    • Low energy appliances and low water use fittings

Julia de Bres

Just writing to say a huge thank you for all of your work with us on the house! We are happily in our new home now and everything is wonderful.

From the beginning you were friendly, patient, reliable, responsive, and attentive to our priorities. Each time we met a new person in the team they impressed us, and you all work so well together. You gained my trust quickly, particularly in how you worked within my budget, responded quickly to my concerns, communicated with warmth and reassurance, and through the quality of your materials and workmanship.

If someone asked me if I would recommend your service, it would be a 100% yes from me, you truly are raising the standard! I’ll always be grateful to each of you for making building our house a positive experience. It has been a blast.
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