Jessica Britten & Warren Durling  l  Hall We Need

In early 2016 we moved into our first home, a historic hall in Auckland, New Zealand. We visited the open home in late 2015 out of curiosity and while it wasn't exactly a conventional (first) home, we saw boundless potential and knew it would be a privilege to bring it to life once again. 


The Hall was built in 1907 and has had little maintenance since, leaving it in dire need of restoration. Our vision was to preserve the incredible heritage features while making it habitable for modern living. It was an ambitious project for two renovation rookies, but what we lack in experience we make up for in enthusiasm. Jess brings her keen-eye for timeless design and a resourceful, can-do approach and Warren brings his passion for spreadsheets (!) and

all round handyman abilities. 


In 2020, after 4 years of learning, saving and planning, we started major renovations including structural upgrades.

The results have been worth the wait.

We documented the process on Instagram (link below)


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