The weather is slowly (albeit slightly inconsistently!) warming up which has provided us with an ideal setting for the construction of the second storey of Mackit Habitat. Not only will the second storey capture the beautiful view to the Tararua ranges, it will provide a private master bedroom retreat with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, away from the downstairs spaces. A large picture window with built in window seat will be another amazing feature of this room.

From West Street, the second storey framing can be seen rising up out of the trees and we are getting a real feel of just how beautifully nestled within its site the dwelling is, amongst the established trees and neighbouring gardens. Not only does the site feel alive with building activity but also with stunning Tui song and busy bees! The roof framing is well underway and we are looking forward to the next milestone of roof cladding in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out our latest progress photos below for a pictorial update!


Peeking through the established, neighbouring private garden on the Northern boundary of Habitat.


Looking in from the Southern boundary where you can see the blockwall that will frame the carport and the second storey cantilever at the front of the house.


View of the second storey of Habitat stretching into the sky from the street-front.


A stunning Wairarapa Spring day showcasing the views from the second storey, through the treetops to the Tararua ranges in the distance.


The second storey ensuite will feature a full width walk in shower, complete with picture window looking out to the trees and sky.


Looking up to the distinctive apex of the dwelling.


The lower floor roof framing is also well underway, with supporting steel portals in the large open plan space.

Stay tuned for our next detailed blog post covering the nitty gritty details of selecting and specifying materials and appliances for the Habitat kitchen and scullery. We have some amazing features that we can’t wait to share with you!

Next time: Interior Reveal | A Walkthrough to the Open Plan Space