Hunter Anderson Architecture was established in 2003 by David and Donna Hunter. The partners brought to the practice extensive design and construction experience gained while working in associated industries. Donna in the Fashion, Design, Kitchen & Bathroom Industry & David in the Construction & Architectural Design Industry. Amalgamating their extensive experience has been key to this companies success.
HAA aim to provide inspirational architectural projects for every client.
They are a design-based company that believe in providing solutions for their individual client's requirements.
HAA's objective is to develop architecture that is appropriate to each specific site no matter the size, whist using their combined skills to create their clients desired results.
HAA Design spaces that are unforgettable, for all the right reasons.
Hunter Anderson Architecture offer a wide range of skills and architectural services. Their practice has an extensive range of projects from new homes, bespoke apartment's, townhouses, commercial and alterations.
David & Donna focus on their joint experience's as a team which has had an effective approach in helping clients gain their desired project. They foster communication between client, consultants and contractor. They take pride in guiding their clients throughout the process and in the final results.
Under a recommendation I approached HAA to design some apartments on a small 510 sqm site I had in Salisbury Street, for development.
Initially I thought we could put 3 identical apartments on the site however due to the tight restrictions placed upon new builds in the CBD we could not achieve this. HAA then presented an alternative option.
By utilizing the building platform to the utmost advantage and the clever use of overlapping apartments they achieved 3 individual, light, airy and spacious boutique apartments, all with separate garaging and balconies.
This was my first development and I was concerned about taking this step however I was confidently helped through this process and the results far exceeded my expectations.
These Boutique Apartments were listed onto the market and 2 where sold within hours and 1 several day later.
I would happily recommend the team at HAA and use them in the future.
Paul Pheloung – Steadfast Properties Ltd
1970's HOME RESTORATION
We approached Hunter Anderson Architecture to do a renovation to our holiday home in Hanmer Springs in 2014. We had some ideas of what we wanted of this property and on discussion with both David & Donna we were able to come up with some ideas to transform our home which was still in its original state.
The objective was to open the home up to create more light with indoor outdoor flow on both sides of the living room. This was established by large glass opening doors at each end dependent on sun and weather onto an additional balcony and rear deck. We also required some form of walkway and seating area out on one side and we had an issue with a window in the room below however David suggested a glass section in this walkway which does not cut off the light for this room. This is very effective.
The kitchen was opened out from a very small working space with narrow depth limited bench space, into the hallway cupboard to make a large room and redesigned for a much more sizable workable space. The brief included fitting in a large 900 mm freestanding oven, which initially we did not think we had the space to do this however this was achieved brilliantly. Donna transformed this space to a large workable kitchen with plenty of storage and included a breakfast bar area which we had not had before. This is a great addition to our small living area and we love being able to sit there and communicate with everyone.
The hallway, bathroom and separate toilet upstairs were a clutter of doors and bits of wall jutting out into a spiral stairwell to the downstairs guest room. A small jut out wall was removed for a wider staircase to be designed to fit the walls and removal of the spiral staircase. The Bathroom and toilet were opened out to create one large bathroom and the entire room was moved around to create a large open bathroom with a new higher up long window which gives privacy and light right across the room.
We also required a bathroom for the downstairs guest room. This was created by knocking through the concrete wall to the back area of the garage. This room does not have any windows due to being in the basement however with lighting, tiles, mirror and complementary color the room has large open feel including a shower over the bath. The laundry was re-established in the garage for all to access.
Our house has now been transformed and we love the final effect.
We would definitely recommend you use Hunter Anderson Architecture for your project.
Peter & Gloria Bradley
1870's VILLA RESTORATION
My wife and I were recommended Hunter Anderson Architecture to do our Bathroom/Laundry Renovation for our 1890’s Villa in Christchurch.
The bathroom/laundry was a combination of a closed over window, a separate toilet and a semi-built shower unit with a freestanding washing machine and basin. It had a cupboard pushing through from the attached bedroom (which had very little value) and a large mirror where the original sash window had been.
Our request was for the room to be totally gutted, the ceilings lowered (yet still a reasonable height) with a coved ceiling, a walk-in shower with a sliding door, a vanity to hide an under-bench washing machine, an extra high & deep wall cabinet for storage, great lighting, tiles & fixtures and fittings in keeping with the villa.
Donna and David have worked with us throughout the full renovation of the bathroom and laundry. They have faced the challenges of our renovation with a reassuring calm. Donna and David have been willing and available to provide advice every step of the way and always have our best interest in mind when working with the building contractors.
We would thoroughly recommend the experience of inviting Donna and David to be a part of your renovation journey.
B & P Van Eyk Christchurch
We contracted Donna Hunter to build a new kitchen to replace the old and rather cramped one we had. She undertook the whole task, including the design of the kitchen, arranging for new appliances, contracting and dealing with the various tradesmen involved and generally managing the schedule, while consulting regularly with us and keeping us up to date. The result is a much more modern and spacious kitchen than we had, though within the same floor space as the original. It is more spacious both in actuality and in appearance, especially when one looks to or from the adjoining lounge. Donna is certainly a great “ideas person” when it comes to design and thorough in execution.
We would recommend the Hunters to others.
Elza & William Shepard, Sumner, Christchurch
I've lived in an inner city apartment for ten years and nothing compares to this stunning building on Salisbury street. I love its strong and striking presence front the street. It's certainly not a cookie cutter apartment!
It's spacious and like a hidden gem as people are unaware of its size and are amazed by its generous flow and ability to feel open and sophisticated.
I would sum it up by saying it feels and looks like a modern apartment with a 50's "Touch of Hollywood"
HAA Fantastic Job, Well Done
Suellen Lugg Christchurch
SPEC HOME RENOVATION
"We approached the Hunters to do a major Kitchen Renovation and a Lounge Addition to our new home in Queenstown.
This home had a small unworkable kitchen and limited living space with no separate lounge area.
We were thrilled with the design ideas and the changes that the Hunters came up with and we really relied on their knowledge to achieve the amazing results to our home.
We would not hesitate to recommend David & Donna's company.
G & L Dillon Queenstown