|James and Kirsten bought a subdivided back lot of 350sqm in Waterview and were looking to build a home for their 2 young daughters to grow up in. They had been exploring options for a while and engaged with a couple of volume house builders. However, as they were looking for something a little bit different they really liked Box’s clean, simple lines and ability to design for efficient use of space. A friend was living in a Box™ designed and built house, so they appreciated the design and finish.
The design process took around 6 months while they refined the design and Box™ re-costed at each step.Once the council approved building consent it was only two weeks before the work started on site. As the home took shape they had regular site meetings with their Design Lead, who informed them of progress and accommodated some minor adjustments to finishes and colours.
30 weeks later they moved into their house and James set about working on the garden. The project cost $610,000 including GST and all costs (excluding their large double fridge and the window treatments). They then spent a further $20,000 on driveway and some landscaping costs. Box™ is now designing a bach for their parents in Waipu.