Historic Home Renovation

At Jason Gardiner Builders, we’re passionate about every quality new home and renovation project we undertake, but from time to time we get the opportunity to work on something extra special.

Recently we teamed up with award-winning architect, Jeremy Smith from Irving Smith Architects, and our clients, Tim and Rachel, to modernise the inside of their fabulous historic home.

As one of Nelson’s grand historic homes, many of you may be familiar with this beautiful property.

46 Brougham Street is a private residence set well back on a sloping section. The house was designed in 1930s for Charles Griffin and it has a Heritage New Zealand List Category 2 rating.

The architect was Arthur Griffin, who designed it for his cousin Charles and his family. Charles was the grandson of John Griffin, the founder of the successful Griffin Biscuit and Confectionery business, which was taken over by his sons when he died. A fire in the mid-1890s destroyed the factory but, in order to rebuild and keep the business going, the sons floated a public company called Griffin & Sons Ltd.

Tim and Rachel chose to begin renovating upstairs first – insulating, updating wall linings, wardrobes and new bathrooms.

We’re thrilled to be working on this spectacular project – thanks to all those making it possible!

Are you interested in renovating your home? We would love to help – get in touch with us today!

*Source – The Prow