From classic A-frame bach to comfortable holiday haven, this newly made-over Kimbell home has cool factor through the roof. Based at the bott om of the Mt Dobson ski field, it’s the perfect place to retreat to after a day on the slopes.
Gather the troops and watch the sun set over the range from the expansive deck – a key part of this home’s transformation from modest to magnificent. The posts and balusters of Douglas fir are locally milled to keep with the country theme. The decking is kwila for best use of low-maintenance material in high-wear areas. The home has been fully redone in Shadowclad, with locally milled rough-sawn Douglas fir battens and trim – sustainable and striking. Inside, you’ll find a brand-new kitchen, bathroom, laundry and two fully relined and insulated bedrooms. The home itself is now toasty warm and energy- effi cient. Outside, a macrocarpa slab sets the stage for evening meals and drinks – a great spot to raise a toast to this well-executed project.
Region: Mid & South Canterbury
Mitre 10 Renovations $250,000 – $500,000 renovation
Source: House of the Year website