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Grand affair An expansive residence has been transformed into a national award winner by Glover Homes and a stable of experienced artisans and suppliers Above: This project by Glover Homes took the National winner – Supreme Renovation, Supreme Award, Category winner, Gold Award and Reserve Gold Award at the Auckland 2015 Master Builders Awards, in the Renovation category. The comprehensive renovation was designed by Sumich Chaplin architects. Sometimes a clever renovation is preferable to brand new. This massive home project took out National Winner – Supreme Renovation – in the Renovations over $500,000 category at the Registered Master Builders Award. Glover Homes is a niche building company specialising in high-end properties in the wider Auckland area. The company is involved from the foundations through to finishing works. The multi award-winning renovation shown here was really more like a new build with only a few existing strategic walls retained, says firm owner and general manager JD Glover. search | save | share at “The original four-bedroom house has been reinvented as a luxury split-level family home with six generous bedrooms and spectacular open-plan living spaces that open to sheltered outdoor areas. There is now a large office, a games room, media room, and a new pool complex, pool and tennis court. An ancillary building has also been built by Glover Homes and there has been extensive landscaping on the property. “The project took two years to complete and is a testament to all parties involved, not least the owners who were kept informed and part of the decision process from beginning to end.”