I have always loved the history of residential housing in New Zealand. Designs have changed over the last 150 years. The early 1900’s saw the first of bay villas. A 3-4 bedroom home with at least one bay window at the front of the house and a front veranda decorated with ornate fretwork. Architecture evolved to bungalows in the 1920’s and Art Deco in the 1930’s. In response to a demand for higher-density housing in central-city neighbourhoods, eventually townhouses came on the scene.
I have bought and sold a number of properties over the years and renovated quite a few. I always let my clients know of my interest in design, particularly mid-century. If there is a particular style of home they are looking for, I have extensive personal expertise to call on.
Which real estate company to work for was an easy choice for me. My first ever property transaction was selling my parents’ home in 1986 through Barfoot & Thompson Mt Roskill! It was an enjoyable experience and I like that it is a family-owned business.
My working background has primarily involved improving client experiences and for the last 10 years I have been involved in tertiary education. I have a Diploma in Contemporary Photography and I have a passion for photographing people. I’m particularly proud to be a winner of the inaugural Toyota Everyday Photographic competition.
Devonport has always reminded me of the quaint villages in the UK, where I spent a bit of time. I’ve been living in Stanley Point for 10 years and I love it! I’ve travelled quite a bit and two items on my bucket list are to live in the South of France for a year and to visit all 50 states of America. (I’ve visited 16 to date!)
I love houses and I love matching people with the property of their dreams! Call me at Barfoot & Thompson Devonport and we’ll set to work on your goals.
Chris Rollins was an excellent salesperson - always ready to go the extra mile. He worked very hard to sell our property in a very difficult market.R Glanfield