A top-quality home that will stand up to the rigours of time and the elements is just what the owners ordered! Perfectly suited to its site at Patiti Point, Timaru, the setting provides enviable outdoor living.
Three bedrooms, two living spaces and the kitchen flow outside to kwila decking and a paved area, which runs the length of the home. This space provides a platform to appreciate the views while anchoring the building in its environment. Protected from prevailing winds, the rear barbecue base is ideal for a gathering. Mountain and water views are captured beautifully from a Caeserstone benchtop in the well-equipped open-plan kitchen. Ample storage space means oversized appliances can be kept out of eyeshot. The stunning red beech recycled timber floor creates a practical and warming environment, especially when coupled with solar-powered underfloor heating. Hot water also comes care of the sun. Locally sourced bluestone is a feature of the exterior, including the entranceway, as well as the hearth.
Three wide steps cascade gently down to the large living area, creating a theatrical sense of space. Visitors can relax and socialise with the cook while dinner is prepared. The clean-burning log fire delivers warmth and ambience. A separate second living space allows visiting grandkids to keep themselves entertained. Spare bedrooms cater to overnight guests. Good insulation and LED lighting add to energy-efficiency. Rainshowers in the two bathrooms bring a touch of elegance. Custom-built glass shower boxes are sleek, stylish and good value for money. Faultless full-height tiles add a glossy finish, enhancing the light, bright spaces. Underfloor heating keeps toes warm after long soaks in the luxurious bathtub.
Region: Mid & South Canterbury
PlaceMakers New Homes $400,000 – $500,000 build
Source: House of the Year website