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Property GUARDIAN

Guardian ASHBURTON

JANUARY 17 2014

NEAR NEW HOME WITH A TWIST Proudly marketed by Mark and Rachel Allred Methven Professionals FURTHER DETAILS

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Near new home with a twist Interested in this property?

34 Chapman Street Methven

4 In the middle of Methven, sits a home just waiting for new owners to move in to complete the vision. This family sized home has four bedrooms - the fourth bedroom could also double as an office - and two bathrooms, with a modern ensuite off the master bedroom. There also has a walk-in wardrobe ready for the most discerning fashionista. The main living area is designed with an open floor plan complete with a large modern kitchen including gas hob and dishwasher. The family bathroom includes full sized bath and a separate shower. Wooden floors in work areas, tiles in the bathrooms and carpet throughout, all in neutral or earthy colours, add to the contemporary feel of the house.

An indoor/outdoor flow on to an outside deck is perfect for catching the sun, watching the children play or just relaxing in the fresh air. The rear section is a blank canvas waiting for the right person to fulfill its huge potential. There is also a double garage with internal access at the front of the property.

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Mark and Rachel Allred Mark - 0274-909-991 Rachel Rachel - 0272-429-799 0272-429-799

Originally designed with future subdivision in mind, the full quarter acre section is close to the centre of town and within walking distance to shopping and schools.

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HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

BRAND NEW FOR YOU

SUNNY & COMFORTABLE

SUN FILLED & SPACIOUS

OFTEN ADMIRED

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$365,000 WEB ID AU33993 NEGOTIATION WEB ID AU33994 OFFERS OVER $345,000 WEB ID AU34032 $540,000 WEB ID AU33871A EASTSIDE EASTSIDE WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 332B Havelock Street Flat 4, 85 Aitken Street 10 Middle Road 1 Magnolia Drive Brand new sunny three bedroom Enjoy the sun in this roomy two bedroom Looking for a Townhouse or House?...you This spacious quality built three double 3 2 3 4 townhouse located within walking distance unit. Located in walking distance to town will love this home, its set to catch the bedroom plus study family home sits on a of town, churches and library. The full or Netherby shopping centre. Easy care maximum sun, you can enjoy both street beautifully landscaped 672sqm section. bathroom has dual access from the main with aluminium windows, modernised views and a private outdoor entertainment Featuring a large entertainers kitchen, 1 1 1 2 bedroom and the hallway, along with decor including bathroom and carpets. area off the spacious lounge. large living/dining opening to a private separate toilet. A large single garage with Single garaging. There are three large bedrooms and good deck area. internal access. double garage. 1 1 2 2 VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.45 - 11.15am VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.00 - 10.30am

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JUST THE SPOT

AMAZING VALUE HERE

URBAN ADVANTAGES

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

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$324,500 WEB ID AU34260 $499,000 WEB ID AU32196A OFFERS OVER $270,000 WEB ID AU33517 OFFERS OVER $285,000 WEB ID AU33160A WESTSIDE EASTSIDE EASTSIDE TINWALD 44 Lane Street 11 Magnolia Drive 153 Trevors Road 151 Archibald Street Attractive home in the always popular Lane Great corner site for this bigger than most Loads of character, this home offers much You must view this home if you are 3 4 3 3 Street. Three bedrooms, spacious living family home, you will fit everything into more than meets the eye. Spacious living looking for the complete package in this areas opening onto sunny deck ideal for the 257sqm home areas are a feature, as is the updated price range. Spacious living areas, 3 summer BBQ's, smaller easy care section • 4 double bedrooms kitchen, with pantry and dishwasher. Two bedrooms, 3 car garaging. 1 2 1 1 with private back yard. A handy location to • Shower, toilet and vanity in ensuite off toilets also add to this homes appeal. Office/multipurpose room. Loads of Argyle Park and Allenton Shops. master bedroom outbuildings and off-street parking. Don't VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 11.00 - 11.30am • Open plan kitchen, dining and living dismiss without viewing. 1 2 1 3 VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 11.00 - 11.30am room VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.00 - 10.30am VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 11.00 - 11.45am

SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER

ON THE WATERS EDGE

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NEW LISTING

LOVELY LOCATION

HOME OR INVESTMENT

NEW LISTING

OFFERS OVER $650,000 WEB ID AU33645 OFFERS OVER $198,000 WEB ID AU34943 WESTSIDE ASHBURTON 20 Westpark Close 20 Torbay Avenue Quality home of over 300sqm. You will not 5+ Build your dream home on this large 1007sqm north replace this home in this location for this west facing canal section. Situated amongst quality sort of money. Five bedrooms and an homes in Torbay Avenue overlooking reserve with the office. 3 car garaging. Super sized kitchen, lake on your door step, this section will be in high 2 dining and living area with separate demand. lounge. All the modern conveniences. View By Appointment

OFFERS OVER $650,000 WEB ID AU34905 DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY WEB ID AU34764 WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 24B Charlesworth Drive 345 Burnett Street New home currently under construction in Two bedroom flat close to town centre 4 2 the Lochlea subdivision. with its own fenced section and single Four bedrooms, master has tiled shower, garage. great kitchen with butlers pantry, and View By Appointment 1 1 living areas that open onto patios, perfect DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Friday 24th for entertaining. Double internal garage. January 2014 at 4.00pm

VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 11.00 - 11.30am

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ARCHITECTURALLY STYLISH

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LOT 7 ALTON PLACE

FINAL NOTICE $295,000.00 WEB ID AU34746 AUCTION WEB ID AU34641 TINWALD WESTSIDE 16 Jordan Avenue Lot 7 Alton Place Situated in popular Jordan Avenue, this A quality section seldom available with unobscured 2 two bedroom, two living room home has North West park views. This premium section is lots of space with beamed ceilings and located in Alton Place a small residential subdivision ranchsliders opening to easy currently under construction on Allens Road. Titles are 1 indoor/outdoor living. expected in July 2014. Boundary fencing is provided to Heating is heatpump and underfloor with neighbouring residential properties plus $5,000 credit HRV System. Probably ahead of its ti... toward timber frame and trusses 2 View By Appointment

AUCTION 10.00am, Sat 18th January, 2014

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HASTINGS MCLEOD LTD 217 West Street ASHBURTON ashburton@propertybrokers.co.nz 03 307 9176

Hastings McLeod Ltd Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

A MUST TO VIEW

GREAT FAMILY HOME

SUNFILLED TOWNHOUSE

LOADS OF STREET APPEAL

$620,000 WEB ID AU34763 $335,000 WEB ID AU34756 $215,000 WEB ID AU34665 $350,000 WEB ID AU34486 WESTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE WESTSIDE 3 Westpark Close 14 Bathurst Street 1/179 Harrison Street 5a Churchill Avenue Modern contemporary home in new This is a well presented family home, three Allenton townhouse with two double Backing up the street appeal is a 4 3 2 3 Westside cul-de-sac. Sunny and spacious bedrooms, good-sized upstairs with living, bedrooms, open plan, living area capturing home/townhouse with spacious living with great indoor/outdoor flow, four dining and kitchen with walkin pantry. plenty of sun. areas, three bedrooms, full bathroom with bedrooms plus office. Private well fenced Nice balcony upstairs off living areas. Easy care section with plenty of off street two toilets, roomy garaging and all on an 2 1 1 1 830m2 site packed with features. Shower, bath and vanity. Easy care parking. easy care section, close to Allenton shops. A must to view. landscaped section - heaps of potential. Recommended viewing. View By Appointment View By Appointment

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$270,000 WEB ID AU34484 OFFERS OVER $272,000 WEB ID AU34480 OFFERS OVER $298,000 WEB ID AU34475 OFFERS OVER $275,000 WEB ID AU34265 EASTSIDE TINWALD WESTSIDE EASTSIDE 43 Davis Crescent 13 Grove Street 18 Smitheram Street 24 Church Street Tidy three bedroom home very close to This sunny tidy 3 bedroom home would Nicely presented first home or westside Great family home with small block type 3 3 3 3 child care centre and primary school. make an excellent first home. Situated in investment option. 3 double bedrooms, garden, glasshouse, numerous sheds and Larger size kitchen with table room, North Tinwald this home has been well cosy lounge with log burner and separate bird houses. Lovely raspberries and veggie separate lounge with heat pump. Three loved and very nicely presented with fresh kitchen/dining. Loads of improvements garden, large carport and good garaging 1 1 1 1 double bedrooms with wardrobes. Large floor coverings throughout and neutral done but still room to put your own stamp plus fenced swimming pool. Three double garage on easy care section. Phone toned wall papers. on this. Gorgeous garden setting, well bedrooms, open plan kitchen/living room. to view. fenced. 2 1 2 1 View By Appointment View By Appointment View By Appointment

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IT'S ALL HERE

AUCTION WEB ID AL34743 EASTSIDE 41 Taits Road 4200sqm (one acre) only minutes from town. Three bedrooms, master with ensuite, plus office. "Chefs" kitchen plus spacious living/dining area. The property features excellent outbuildings including a one bedroom self contained "cottage", workshop, hobby room and three bay lockup shed. Electric under floor heating in bathroom, ensuite and kitchen. All set in sheltered mature grounds with popup irrigation. VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.45 11.30am AUCTION 11.00am, Sat 1st February, 2014 on site

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2.0HA CHARACTER HOME

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY "ROCKARDEN" - 311 HA

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY

WEB ID AL34799

WEB ID AR34909

ASHBURTON 640 Stranges Road

MACKENZIE COUNTRY 555 Nixons Road

Genuine vendors present an inviting 3/4 bedroom character home which the forefathers had the inspiration to construct with a very sunny aspect. Modernised kitchen accesses to family/dining space overlooking the mature manicured garden. Quiet privacy on acreage to be enjoyed 3 minutes from Lake Hood and 12 minutes from Ashburton.

This great opportunity to purchase within the 'Golden Mile' of Fairlie in what is considered a rain safe location must be of interest to you if you are in the market for a lower cost dairy conversion, dairy grazing, fattening or breeding unit. This unit has been well looked after and managed by the present owners who are looking for a change. Presently run as a sheep breeding/fattening unit but would make a great dairy grazing unit. VIEW Wednesday 22 Jan 1.00 3.00pm DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Friday 14th February 2014 at 4.00pm

Deadline sale by Private Treaty Closing 14th February 2014 (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday 18 Jan 10.00 10.45am DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY (unless sold prior) Friday 14th February 2014 at 4.00pm 4

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QUALITY DAIRY GRAZING

DOWN A COUNTRY LANE

$1,350,000.00 WEB ID AR32747 ASHBURTON 364 Ashburton Staveley Road Situated down a country lane is this 18HA of beautiful irrigated land. Only ten minutes from town giving the best of rural/urban living. The property features a magnificent new homestead with open plan living. Relax in the living area and gaze at the wonderful rural and mountain views.

OPEN FARM

DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY 8.924 HA-UNIQUE SETTING

$620,000

WEB ID AR34846 GREENSTREET 2195 Ashburton Staveley Road

WEB ID AL33803 GREENSTREET 444 Ashburton Staveley Road

206ha central pivot spray irrigated unit in a medium rainfall area on balance of quality arable and free draining soils. The complete development opportunity for dairy conversion or particularly well developed dairy grazing/arable/stock finishing farm as it sits. Attractive homestead primed to expansive alpine views. Excellent range of well maintained farm buildings and grain storage facilities. View By Appointment DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY Friday 14th February 2014 at 4.00pm

True park like setting with edged manicured gardens and established trees surrounding this appealing two bedroom family home. Meticulously presented, the sense of the earthy warmth that comes from country living permeates.

HALF ACRE IN HINDS

$260,000 WEB ID AL33427A HINDS 90 David Street At the end of a quiet street is this three bedroom permanent material home set on 2023sqm section (half acre). Warm and sunny living. Double garage and games room. Ideal opportunity here for first home buyers within a thriving community. View By Appointment

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Spacious open plan living/dining, in an elevated position it soaks in sun. Good outbuildings and yards. Backs to the river for Sunday walks. View By Appointment

ELBOW ROOM AND SPACE

$275,000 WEB ID AL34677 HINDS 49 David Street 1.8HA leasehold property with 4 bedroom 4 villa homestead set in sheltered and mature grounds. Kitchen/Dining, separate lounge, HRV System. Rent $7000 per 1 annum. Paddocks for the pony, space for the children. Peaceful for the parents. Ring now! 2 View By Appointment

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Industry News

Benefits of Selling The “Auction” sales method is not a widely used sales method in the Mid Canterbury area for residential properties. It is a very popular selling method across the country and it seems to work no matter what the market is. Maybe it is the reluctance of some agents to suggest this selling method to clients? However, given the growth in the market and the unpredictiability of prices I believe auctions may be worth considering in 2014. The Auction method itself is a very open and public method of sale. On auction day it is the buyers that will determine the market price. It is not a sales method for everyone and there can be a lot of stress prior to and during the auction but this also brings excitement and more often than not a successful sales result. The following is a list of the benefits of selling via auction and worth comparing to the other sales methods offered by your Real Estate Agent.

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• The seller sets the terms, conditions, settlement day and deadline. • The auction-oriented target market puts the ‘spotlight’ on the property, adding a competitive edge that strongly favours the seller. • High profile marketing campaign along with extensive use of open homes during a planned timetable allows easy access for buyers to inspect your property. • The property is neither overpriced nor undersold; its value is determined by the market and individual buyers. • It will allow sellers to plan ahead in the knowledge that a specific date has been set for the sale of their home. • A cash buyer means that the seller can proceed immediately with their goals. • A sense of urgency is created by the set timeframe, bringing interested buyers to a point of decision. • The level of market interest will

help the seller gauge the reserve price, with the real possibility of achieving a premium price. • Those who attend the auction will be focused on establishing the maximum price they will pay, not how little the offer should be. • The seller controls the terms of transaction and actively participates in the sale process.

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$420,000

377 Hawkins Road, Hororata HORORATA COUNTRY LIFE

So many features. Located in the centre of the village and still quiet. 1/2 acre section with wonderfully spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms IDPLO\KRPH3DUWLDOGRXEOHJOD]LQJSOXVXQGHUÁRRU insulation. Double garage and workshop ,shed and 2 wood sheds, veggie patch and large tunnel house. Decking and verandahs around half the home. Mature gardens with great bird life and lovely haven.

PRICE BY NEGOTIATION

$1,350,000

Forest Lodge Accomodation Restaurant and land, Methven

22 Cameron Street, Methven

First time on the market for over 20 years for this extensive property. Currently run as an Accommodation Lodge, Popular Bar and Restaurant for up to 100 . The 2 storey lodge is a favourite with ski and activity guests. Recently renovated. Separate managers house which offers private modern living and great mountain views. Also on site is a retail shop and workshop area. This extensive piece of real estate also has potential for further growth with subdivision & the option to build additional accommodation.

7KLVLVDQH[FLWLQJRSSRUWXQLW\)RUGHÀQLWHVDOHE\ Auction, this home maybe the opportunity you have been waiting for. 3 bedroom home on a full 1/4 acre section, with an additional huge workshop. Solid plaster home on the outside, visualise the potential on the inside! Let there be no doubt, this WILL be SOLD at Auction. Offers prior will not be considered. LIM Report, Builders Report and Title available soon. $XFWLRQ'DWH\HWWREHFRQÀUPHG PLG)HEUXDU\  Also note, the section has recently been cleared, new fences to be erected.

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Interior decorating

By Amanda Wright It’s unstructured, there are no rules, and maybe that’s why we love it. A timeless elegance, a reminder of a simpler past, when beauty was classic, and femininity reigned supreme. It’s shabby, it’s chic, and it’s more popular than ever. If you are ready to embrace the timeless aesthetic of Shabby Chic, but aren’t quite ready to surrender your modern living vibe, the perfect place to begin is in the bedroom. Dreamy cottons, pale hues and a touch of unexpected glam set the scene for romance and relaxation, but don’t be fooled into thinking that the tag shabby translates into cheap. You’d be surprised at how much a weathered mirror, or even a wooden stool can set you back once it has been branded as shabby chic. With patience, some elbowgrease and a bit of saavy, you may be surprised at how affordable the change can be.

Accessories Furniture By visiting a second hand store or auction, you may strike it lucky and find a selection of aged furniture which fits your colour scheme, but often this isn’t the case. Almost any wooden furniture can be transformed into shabby chic style, as long as you are comfortable with sanding and painting. When selecting your furniture, don’t let the condition of the exterior put you off. As long as the wood is solid, and it has some ornate features, it can be transformed. To begin, remove any metal handles from drawers. Sand the furniture to remove any protective coating, paint or varnish. Remove the dust from sanding with a cloth and warm water, and allow to dry thoroughly before painting. Apply two base coats of white paint to your furniture, and then follow with two coats of top coat in your choice of colour, ensuring each coat is dry before the next is applied. You may be so pleased with the result that you elect to leave your new furniture as is, but for a rustic feel, the next step is to distress your furniture. Where normal wear and tear would occur, sand in one direction to remove layers of paint. Focus on raised edges, around drawers and around corners, until you have received the desired look of age. Reattach the handles, and your shabby chic bedroom furniture is complete, at a fraction of the cost of retail.

Th h iis s th the e fu ffun n part rtt Th Ther erre ar a e no o This part. There are hard and fast rules, so as long as it matches the era, and complements the colour scheme, then it’s an opportunity to explore your creativity. Think about what you want the room to achieve. Is it rustic? Is it romantic? Or does it represent vintage glam? Old luggage and hat boxes are a popular addition, as are antique plates and tea sets. An old hat rack will add a quirky addition, and antique candelabra can enhance the romantic ambience. With old pieces of timber and leftover paint, anything can be created to mimic your bedroom furniture, such as shelves and picture frames. Within the world of shabby chic, one person’s junk can become the next persons favourite design element.

Mirror A mirror miirrror m or is is an a important imp mpor orta tant design ta des esig ign ig n ele el ement in shabby chic style, because it acts as a continuation of light and space. It can make the room feel larger, and it can reflect important features, such as the chandelier. If you can find a large, old fashioned wooden wardrobe with mirrors on the front doors, then you’ve found the holy grail of shabby chic must-haves. The mirror should be large and ornate, or if this is proofing difficult to find, try a selection of smaller mirrors, all randomly hung in the same area, as if they were pieces of art.


Interior Decorating

Lighting

The bed

Vintage charm, feminine glam. Shabby chic lighting is all about reflecting the romance and nostalgia of the past. The most common feature of a shabby chic bedroom is an ornate chandelier, adorned with roses, pearls and crystals to complement the existing accessories. Bedside lamps can be created in the same way as the bedroom furniture, by sanding, painting and then distressing the wooden body. To add to the femininity, glue artificial roses over the entire shade, to create a soft, textured feature, or attach ruffles or fur to the shade to complement the chosen colour palette.

Retain the comfort of a modern bed, but create a rustic look by using recycled materials as a headboard. Think part of a wooden wall from a country barn, old wooden doors or antique wooden shutters. Or construct wooden shelving using recycled fence timber. If you’re going to splash out on something new, then concentrate on your bed dressings. High quality cotton sheets and feminine fabrics will add to both the comfort and style factors, and a canopy will up the elegance and romance.

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Backyard Living

By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann The resort of your dreams may be outside your back door, writes Rosemary Sadez Friedmann Make your backyard a haven this summer, a place to enjoy by yourself or with family and friends. Many people spend their summer holiday at home - and if your backyard is an attractive spot, it can be a great holiday destination. You don't have to spend money on petrol or fancy hotels. Just open the door and there you are. So, how do you make your backyard a relaxing, fun refuge? Good lighting and good seating and/or dining spaces are essential and, of course, don't forget the barbecue. A fire-pit is also a nice touch. Yes, making your backyard a wonderful haven will cost some initial dollars, but it will be there for you year after year, so think of it as an investment. Here we go ... Make the deck inviting. A crumbling,

messy deck isn't pretty. If your deck is made of wood and still in very good condition, sand it and restain it. If it needs more repair than that, consider replacing it with a woodalternative deck that won't require sanding and re-staining every year or so. Select a deck colour that fits with your decor, but be aware that a neutral shade usually works best because an intense colour may become annoying over time. Is there space in the yard (and money in your budget) for a minikitchen? A complete outdoor barbecue station can cook a full meal you can prepare while you and your family and friends are enjoying that wonderful backyard. It won't even seem like work. How about seating? For a comfortable outdoor haven, get rid of those folding patio chairs. For your backyard to be a haven, you'll want something much more comfortable.

Select seating that's to your liking, not simply something that's on sale.

isn't cool in summer, a fire pit can extend the season into the cooler nights of autumn and winter.

Remember, you are creating your own personal holiday spot, so price shouldn't be your main focus.

Well, what are you waiting for? Summer is here, so go out and enjoy it.

Instead, opt for furniture that is waterproof and won't need sanding and staining or painting on a regular basis. Even summer evenings can be cool, so it's worth investing in heat features such as a fire pit. Nothing is more fun or welcoming than a controlled bonfire you can enjoy in your backyard (fire bans permitting). Even if the area where you live

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MORE THAN JUST A TOWNHOUSE

Ashburton

LOOKING FOR FAMILY

Ashburton

74 Cox Street

Price by Negotiation

50 Elizabeth Street, Allenton

Price by Negotiation

Step inside and be impressed with the space in this terrifically sunny townhouse. Generous living area flows to the kitchen and dining areas, three double bedrooms and internal access garaging. The garden is well established and offers just enough to keep green fingers happy. Enjoy a central location. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $399,000 View Sat 10-10.30am www.bayleys.co.nz/516903

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

This three bedroom home oozes character and is set in a prime location. Spacious kitchen flowing to the living spaces. The three bedrooms are spacious with built in robes and there is internal access garaging. Heated with a heatpump and a pellet fire you won’t go cold in the winter. Lovely mature gardens complete the setting. WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $395,000 View Sat 10-10.30am www.bayleys.co.nz/516960

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Ashburton

YOUR PERFECT START

Ashburton

6 Primrose Place, Allenton

Price by Negotiation

44 Princes Street, Netherby

Price by Negotiation

This home offers ample living with separate kitchen and new log burner. Some renovations done, add your own touches to complete the picture. The 1,012m² section has the potential to be subdivided if you so desire.

Mick Hydes

This property definitely has to be on your shopping list if you want quality design and build. Three bedrooms, master with ensuite, interconnecting living and superb first class kitchen flowing to the decking and generous section.

Mick Hydes M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $260,000 View Sat 11.30am-12.00pm www.bayleys.co.nz/517024 M 027 437 9696 B 03 307 7377

Debbie Boon M 027 448 4006 B 03 307 7377

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The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $660,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am www.bayleys.co.nz/517023

UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY

Ashburton

POTENTIAL PLUS

Ashburton

7 Somerset Grove, Allenton

Price by Negotiation

300 Wills Street

Deadline Sale

This property has options galore. Bring this beauty back to life with its 1,012 square metre section being plenty of room for the family or subdivide the back, or bowl the lot. Be quick to view.

Mick Hydes

An exciting opportunity to purchase this quality built family home in this sought after Allenton location. Finished to the highest standard this 220m² house offers three bedrooms, fourth bedroom or office, ensuite, interconnecting living spaces flowing to the outdoor living space to entertain or just relax. Double attached garaging with off street parking makes this property in a word SHARP! WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008.

The vendor invites offers in the vicinity of $620,000 View Sat 10.45-11.15am www.bayleys.co.nz/516981

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Lighting

By Amanda Wright

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nterior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said it best, with “Light is the magical ingredient that makes or break s a space.” A pivotal component in design, lighting is taking centre stage, but not necessarily in the centre of the room. The glitz and glam of the chandelier is making a strong come-back, with those who have an undying love for the elegant and elaborate homesteads of past. But today’s chandeliers aren’t for hanging over your grandmother’s dining table. Modern twists to the classic beauty are allowing designers to be more adventurous with positioning, often highlighting features within a room rather than placing the fitting in the centre. The resurgence of the chandelier marks a playful era in design, delighting those who crave a touch of sparkle. Just as fine jewellery can enhance an outfit, the addition of draping beads, glittering metals and delicate crystals to a room can instantly add a touch of glamour, and redefine the mood.

A. DANIELLE 3+1 LIGHT

C. VIENA 3 LIGHT

We’re in love with the concept of everything ‘his ‘n’ hers’ style. Wardrobes, vanities…but what about chandeliers? Break free from the ideal of a bedside lamp and fall in love with the romance of twin chandeliers above the bedside. This Viena style is ideal, just the right amount of drop without being too overthe-top. You’ll also fall in love with the additional space on top of your bedside cabinets.

Your home should be a reflection of who you are and what you love. If you’re happy at home, it will show through in your design. So if your desire is to break free from sleek lines and introduce delicate grace, a chandelier may be the beginning of your new era of design.

B. BOHEME - PENDANT CHROME AND CRYSTAL A chandelier is feminine, delicate and a little bit sexy. This Danielle fitting would add the perfect touch of glamour to a lavish bathroom, an eye-catching juxtaposition against the simplicity of modern design. Chilled wine, a hot bubble bath and the shimmer of a chandelier. Bliss.

Think beyond a grand entrance or large living space to showcase your chandelier. There are no rules. Every room is a blank canvas, craving a stunning light fixture.

B.

This Boheme pendant would be the ideal fixture to display over a breakfast buffet, but why stop at one. Two would instantly raise the sophistication of the space, while ensuring plentiful lighting.

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Lighting

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AND RED HOT By Amanda Wright

There’s something alluring about having sleek concrete and metal in your home. To some, it’s the deďŹ nition of cold, but to others, cold is just one step better than cool. Ironically, this trend is currently red hot and heavily in demand.

B.

The modern industrial look gained traction in 2013, and has continued to evolve into this year. Showing no signs of slowing, the transition has resulted in a relaxation of the medium used, and metal and concrete are the two that are trending currently. The industrial trend has evolved from the concept of a classic New York warehouse loft, where a utilitarian look gave the feel that everything in the room served a purpose, rather than a design element. Perhaps it was the evolution of the ‘too cool to care’ vibe that launched the success of this style, but whatever the origin, the look blends seamlessly with modern design and can easily be infused into today’s home.

C.

Changing the lighting in a room can completely alter the feel of the room and instantly add new charm and charisma. Take concrete. It’s heavy, so there’s no way it should be oating in air, however that’s the edginess that a concrete light ďŹ tting can bring into a modern living space. The concrete look has entered the design scene with a brazen splash, and is best featured in the subtle layering of multiple pendants, illuminating a feature worthy of display.

A. CONCRETE PENDANTS FROM HUGO LIGHTING The warmth of a glowing light, resting against the sleek curve of a metal pendant, is half the appeal of the industrial look. With Pantone announcing in 2013 that its colour of the year was emerald green, it opened the door for accessories

and design elements in copper, bronze and iron to emerge. This of course, suited the industrial trends metal components. This ďŹ xture is rugged, raw and can be seamlessly applied into a modern contextual setting.

B. ROUND METAL PENDANT Up-grading your lighting can be one of the most cost-effective ways to give any space a new personality. The combination of cold material with soft lighting adds a brilliant contrast to any room, giving it an updated air. The industrial structural materials against the clean lines of modern dĂŠcor, can be adapted to suit classic pieces, or even to enhance antique tradition. White is becoming the new ‘little black dress’ of design, given its versatility and ease to blend with almost any other colour or design aspect. White looks great with every wall colour and can break up the heavy tones that can be introduced with the industrial style. This white metal ďŹ tting would look fantastic above a concrete bench top, or illuminating a wall with rustic metal tones.

C. SHINY WHITE METAL PENDANT Best of all, the industrial look exudes an attitude of wealth, but with a personality that doesn’t care. It can represent the ultimate in design and elegance, but it can also secretly be constructed for very little ďŹ nancial outlay. Think rusty iron, exposed brickwork and plywood. Design elements can be non-functional and purchased for only a few dollars. Think oldfashioned telephone, typewriter, or even a classic old shovel. Welcome the trend with open arms, as any renovation which still has funds left over for a bottle of wine, is a trend we can all embrace.

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To get the best out of your flowers like marigolds and petunias remember to deadhead. Removing the flowers that have passed their use-by-date will stop them rotting and keep the planting looking at its best. At this time of year most of your plants will need extra watering and your fruity plants – like tomatoes, strawberries and other berries – will need even more if you want them to ripen faster and become juicy. Getting your plants to stay healthy during summer can be tricky – particularly if you go on holiday. One trick to reduce the need for watering is to apply mulch around your garden. Mulch protects the soil from heat and provides a cooler soil temperature, which enables roots to pump water efficiently. If the soil is dry when you poke your finger into the ground, it needs more water. Water either early in the morning or evening when the outside temperature is cooler. This will allow the water to soak into the soil and not dry out as quickly. If you’re going on holiday you might have to rely on automatic sprinklers, but

if not, it’s preferable to water by hand so you can aim at the roots. Your plants will absorb the water better this way and it encourages deeper root growth. Try not to over-water as it can rot your plants. Sometimes the wind can dry the soil on the top but if you check further down (around five to 10cm) you might find it’s not dry after all. Cut or prune the stems on your roses back to where they are as thick as pencils. When you’ve found the right spots to cut, make sure you make the actual cut just above the outside bud nearest to your planned chop. Cutting your roses will encourage them to continue flowering until around June, rather than finishing in March. Keep planting your fast growing gourmet veges and herbs like fancy lettuces, rocket, basil, spring onions and spinach. These plants all mature quickly and planting often will ensure you have a regular supply – just remember to keep eating it!

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