This century old villa in rural Upper Hutt underwent a gigantic overhaul once discovered by it’s character-loving clients. A painstaking search commenced, country-wide, to find just the right coloured feature panes of glass in keeping with the original look. A retired craftsman on the isolated West Coast of the South Island was also brought on board to recreate the delicate and intricate fretwork to decorate and restore the villa. Period doors and windows appropriate to the style and age of the villa were tracked down with much searching (two years worth!) but make all the difference to the completed project. This grand old dame has been reinstated to her former glory and will go on to see another 100 years in the future.