The Huis Project: Peter Wolfkamp's Own Home Reno
Welcome to Huis House – Peter Wolfkamp’s own home renovation in the Auckland seaside suburb of Devonport.
You might recognise Peter as the Resident Builder on New Zealand’s The Block – he’s used to keeping others in line, however this time it’s his own turn.
Peter and his wife Debbie came across the run-down cottage with the intention of renovating to rent out. The home wasn’t in great condition, but they both recognised the potential it had.
Although the house would require a full rebuild, the cottage was full of charm and character, plus it had great street appeal. With Peter and Debbie’s combined skillset - Peter would work his building magic while Debbie would add style and flair. The home was ripe for renovation and ready for the Wolfkamp’s to stamp their mark on this appealing Devonport street.
Peter had one very simple but important goal for the Huis House, which was to “make it everything that kiwi homes are not – warm, dry and comfortable,” says Peter.
This simple goal would form the foundations of the home, ensuring each and every decision complied and aligned with this concept.
To reach Peter’s goal, he set about seeing to all the ‘behind the scenes’ work that’s not always visible to potential tenants or homeowners. Peter re-lined the walls, fully insulated the home, installed underfloor heating and completely re-wired the electrics.
It’s Peter’s thorough work ethic, professionalism and hands-on approach that will make this home appeal to the market and means it will also outlast most other typical Kiwi homes.