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REAL ESTATE

Nathanael enjoys investing in real estate. Here is a photographic overview of his very first property renovation project - a residential house in Christchurch's Riccarton suburb. You may or may not be impressed!...


The very first property, in all its glory! 121b Elizabeth Street, Riccarton, Christchurch

Nathanael and his sister Naomi pose for a photo before the hard work begins...

Enter if you dare...

Horrible old kitchen

Go, Nathanael! Get rid of those lousy old cupboards...

Being destructive can be fun!

The orignal lounge / living room

That old Art-Deco fireplace can't stay!

Down with the chimney...

Piano tuner and renovator Paul Howes removes the chimney brick by brick

Finally - the fireplace is gone and a new opening connects the kitchen with the living room

Nathanael's brother Stephen lends a hand with sanding back the varnished doors and architraves

Oops - once the old kitchen sink unit is removed, an unpleasant surprise unfolds - rotten floors and a vile-smelling underfloor swamp!

The bog is shovelled out and fresh topsoil placed on top

The renovation continues...

Something's getting to Nathanael's head - is it the paint fumes, or that hideous colour?

Being an artist comes in handy when renovating - Nathanael mixes the exact colour in oil paints to touch up damaged surfaces in the bathroom

Naomi cleans up after painting

How's that for a basic but brand new kitchen?

The beautiful wooden floors are sanded and re-polished

The completed hallway

The completed hallway

New door knobs and handles are installed throughout...

The completed bathroom

The main bedroom completed

The new kitchen

Nathanael in the kitchen - who would have thought...

You're supposed to paint the windows, not ON the windows!!

Santa would be proud of you...

Goodness...no-one would ever want to hire you

The Pukeko mascot

Just planting a simple garden tub can be a big ask for some!

The new exterior look - view no. 1

The new exterior look, view no. 2

Nathanael planted a row of colourful Arctotis dasies

A vastly-improved 121B Elizabeth Street

Nathanael & Naomi celebrate the completion of their first renovation with a pyrotechnics display - using bricks from the dismantled chimney

This 'event' took place on their parents' property - fortunately it almost coincided with Guy Fawkes night!


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