Narre Warren Nakari Spirit

Project typeResidential Renovation


LocationNarre Warren East


BuilderKleev Homes

PhotographerPeter Bennetts


Nakari Spirit was the previous home of former deputy prime minister, Jim Cairns. Informed by his humanist approach, the design re-uses the bones of the existing home but reconfigures rooms to bring it into the contemporary era. The new additions included a whole new angled roof to bring light deep into the home, new kitchen, new bathrooms and an outdoor alfresco pavilion.

Significantly, the end result has a vastly improved spatial flow and zoning further enhanced by placing the hearth at the literal heart of the home.

We really enjoyed collaborating with Andever. They took the time to listen to our brief and gave us multiple options to consider. I highly recommend them to anyone to design & manage their project.

– Rex & Elaine (Client)