Semi-rural Ashburton sets the scene for this spacious four-bedroom family abode. A warm and inviting sanctuary, the home has been designed to take advantage of the pleasant outlook from all rooms.
An open-plan kitchen-dining-living area gazes over the large garden and outdoor entertainment space, perfect for long weekend brunches or summer soirees. A separate lounge offers an additional space for everyday relaxation. It can also be used as the home’s media hub, keeping the open-plan living space free for uninterrupted socialising. Gather friends around the Tristone engineered stone benchtop, which steals the spotlight in the fancy, yet functional kitchen. There’s room for all those party supplies in the walk-in pantry. Glass sliding doors link the living areas to morning and afternoon patios, welcoming in natural light and giving the owners options for alfresco living. Four spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes complement the open living areas. The master suite goes one better with the luxury of a walk-in wardrobe and its own bathroom. Garden access via a sliding door makes this an enviable space for weekend sleep-ins and afternoon naps, especially in warmer weather. A built-in log fire, heat pump and heat transfer system moderate the temperature, depending on the season. Double-glazed aluminium joinery and a high-degree of insulation to the walls and ceiling ensure warmth is not wasted. Noise-control batt s ensure quiet between the bedrooms, lounge and toilet to minimise disruption in a busy family home. Separate double and single garages complete the home nicely; the latter is perfect for a workshop and storage area. Out front, the kids can enjoy the expansive driveway with basketball hoop. Score!
Region: Mid & South Canterbury
PlaceMakers New Homes $400,000 – $500,000 build
Source: House of the Year entry 2015