Some homes in Ponsonby can have a lot of wasted space below them, especially if your house is sitting on a sloping or hilly section. This extra area below the house can also be captured by a new house addition.
There are endless options. You could use the new space for garaging, a granny flat (extra income is always welcome!), extra bedrooms and a bathroom or a home gym.
Going up means more light and more sunshine. With Ponsonby being situated on the narrow isthmus of Auckland, that means your new home addition might even get a peek of the sea, better sunset views or more twinkly city light views at night. Being up as high as the birds at treetop level brings a genuine feeling of joy and connection with nature. The feeling can be quite magical, like your own private treehouse, but much bigger!
What price for a view? Real Estate agents will easily confirm that homebuyers are willing to pay more for a view. Whether it’s a peek, or a full view over the sea, valley or bush – people love views. That lofty outlook from your new second story will bring a sense of openness and space borrowed from the outdoors as the extra unobstructed light floods through your home.