A Grand Old Wellington House
During 2010 the new owners of Catacombs - a grand
old Wellington house with a very varied history - asked us to
help them turn it into an updated but traditional home for their
The building had been moved for the development of the Wellington
motorway and was basically a shell.
The staircase was in pieces, there were no services and very
few wall linings. Only the outside had been painted before the
grand old dowager had been put on the market.
Our Senior Designer Philippa Whitaker drew up the plans, designed
the kitchen (above) and bathrooms, secured the consents, and worked
hand in hand with the owners to get the best value from the available
Catacombs is once again a much loved home which
stands out in its new location in the heart of Wellington.
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Why Choose LIVE
Interior Architecture + Design?
We offer a unique, comprehensive service, specialising in personalised
interiors – for homes, offices and the hospitality sector
– from concept to completion.
Philippa Whitaker, our Senior Designer has all the professional
skills and experience required to design every aspect of an interior,
and we combine this with Claire’s unique experience as the
founder and long term owner of Limited Editions. All our plans
are drawn in Vectorworks to ensure professional and cost effective
results, and we continue to work with our group of valued, quality
contractors, to supply the best available furniture and furnishings.
If you have a project in mind, we’d love to discuss it with
Looking forward to 2012
As 2011 draws to a close, we wish you all a wonderful festive
season, and hope that 2012 will bring lots of good news –
especially for the people of Christchurch.
With best wishes
PS: We thought you might like to see this
example of Philippa’s work while she was in the UK.