McCoy House Alteration, Maori Hill, Dunedin
"A new reality for the real McCoy. The original house was designed for the owners in the 1970s and they loved its sunny disposition, tranquil setting and bush-clad views to the north of Dunedin.
But although basically structurally sound, it had become a bit tired and they engaged their friend Francis Whitaker of Mason & Wales Architects and Gray Bros Builders to bring it up to date and equip it for the future.
New falls and cladding on leaking flat-roof areas and double-glazed aluminium windows with appropriate flashings made the house watertight again. External block work was plastered for extra weather protection and the interior stripped out – new insulation, under tile heating and a heat pump make this a very cosy home. A dazzling designer Kitchen was installed in the newly amalgamated Kitchen and Dining area; a new Ensuite wing was added and a lift was installed in the three-storey section of the house.
Decorated in natural tones to complement the resident art collection, a 1970s classic is now a modern one."
– NZ Registered Master Builders, Best of the Best Magazine 2009
NZ Master Builders Awards:
2009 Regional Category Winner
2009 National Gold Reserve