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spring fling REFRESH & REVITALISE INSIDE OUT

HOMES WITH HEART

Inspirational renovations and rebuilds

CULINARY DESIRES

Indulge your passion for pasta

NATURAL BEAUT Y

Alpine-inspired kitchen design


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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Formal garden meets rustic beauty

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NATURAL BEAUT Y

Alpine-inspired kitchen design

HOMES 18 MONOLITHIC MASTERPIECE The ultimate in luxurious hillside living

30 MARITIME MUSE

Award-winning beach pad with character

40 BACK TO THE FUTURE

A modernist realisation emerges from the ruins

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A HOME WITH HEART

An extensive renovation restores historic charm

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CON T E N T S 8

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INTERIOR TRENDS

Inspired finds for your home

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PAINTERLY EFFECTS

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HOUSE MATTERS

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PL ACES WE LOVE

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PERFECT PASTA

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Paintwash DIY tutorial Part 2

Preparing your home for sale

Places to visit guaranteed to revitalise your interiors

Italian companion for ultimate homemade pasta

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An authentic Italian pasta dish for spring

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HOW TO

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THE GOOD LIFE

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Exquisite floral paper craft

Best in books, beauty, fashion & handmade design

Eight good reasons to hire an architect

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RECIPE BOOK GIVEAWAY Five copies of Pasta Secrets to be won

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Apply two basecoats, using Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen paint in a light colour. HANDY HINT

For larger areas, as opposed to contained panels (pictured here), the Resene experts advise using two pairs of hands – one to brush and the other to wipe, so that the top coat doesn’t dry too fast.

STEP 2 Using a darker colour, dilute around 40% of the paint colour with 50% Resene Paint Effects Medium and 10% Resene Hot Weather Additive. Working quickly, brush the darker colour over the base colour in a criss-cross pattern.

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Immediately wipe off with a muslin cloth, using a gentle downwards motion to reveal some of the basecoat, creating a streaky look. To achieve the desired effect, practise on some card before applying to the wall or cabinet surface.

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LANDSCAPING

Best of both worlds A post-quake re-imagining of a classic garden brings together the best of formal structure and rambling rustic beauty. WO R DS MA J K A K AI S ER P H OTOG R AP H Y K ELLY S HAK E S PE AR E PH OTO G R APH Y

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AVING EXPERIENCED previously the high level of professionalism and exceptional results delivered by Goom Landscapes, Gaye McDonnell says Goom was the obvious choice when embarking on their latest landscaping project. To ‘simplify and modernise an old classic’, while creating flat expanses of lawn and fun, safe places for their grandkids to play on what is a steep site, were at the top of the McDonnells’ list when enlisting Goom to recreate their outdoor areas. ‘We were after natural indoor/outdoor flow, and a structured, low-maintenance garden that the whole family could enjoy, which would incorporate different areas for our outdoor sculpture collection’, Gaye explains. From the welcoming formal entranceway, to the adventure-inspired play area for the grandchildren, to the elegant outdoor pool and spa and the stunning vistas it delivers, the McDonnells’ re-envisioned outdoor areas are enjoyed by all, year round. Heading the project was Goom Landscapes’ Director, Tim Goom. Beginning with the ‘raw concept’, Tim was responsible for every last detail and all the intricacies a hill site demands. ‘The very nature of this project required a fair amount of onsite design to ensure all elements – big and small – were accounted for and worked seamlessly together’, Tim explains. Another objective of the new design was to modernise the shape of the outdoor swimming pool, and enclose it within a new frameless glass balustrade and fence to allow for unobstructed views across the city and the Canterbury plains beyond.

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To update all hard surfaces, contemporary large profile tiles were used in conjunction with a natural basalt tile to highlight the pool’s perimeter and the steps leading to and from the house. By integrating louvres over the top balcony that overlooks the swimming pool and lower gardens, an external room was created – extending and improving the use of this particular outdoor space, and providing added shelter from the elements and shade for adjacent indoor areas. A flat expanse of lush emerald lawn beside the pool was created by raising and opening up the lower slopes, which in turn promotes a greater connection with the rest of the garden. ‘By blending existing features with new materials, we were able to create cohesion between the two very different types of landscaping: the upper formal gardens, which are juxtaposed with the lower rambling gardens and play area’, explains Tim. Bordered by large rustic boulders, the kids’ zone can be found in a secluded nook at one end of the garden. Decked out with a fort, it has been safeguarded with soft-fall surfaces to protect little ones at play. Reflecting on their experiences with Goom Landscapes, Gaye says Tim’s approach was highly pragmatic and that he listened carefully to what they wanted in order to deliver a truly satisfying result. ‘There was never a feeling of “us” and “them”: it was a truly collaborative project, which we loved being part of.’

ART FOR ART’S SAKE

The couple’s penchant for garden sculpture was carefully considered when designing the various outdoor spaces.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

‘Two new flights of stairs were added to the new landscape design in order to link two previously unconnected parts of the garden’, explains Tim Goom.

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KITCHENS

Natural beauty Designer Sarah Van der Kley, of Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances, illustrates how clever kitchen design can enhance your home’s existing elements. WO R DS MA J K A K AI S ER

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WHAT DEFINES THIS KITCHEN? The kitchen called for an alpine feel to complement the open-plan living space that opens out onto an outdoor living area with stunning views of Lake Pegasus. Drawing on the home’s immediate natural environment, the striking combination of Nobilia Sanremo Oak and Terra Black is reminiscent of driftwood and smoky schist fireplaces.

HOW HAVE ARCHITECTURAL ASPECTS INFLUENCED THE DESIGN? Our specific choices of materials and their applications were largely governed by the home’s architectural details: we’ve paired blonde timber finish cabinets with the raked wooden ceiling, while the smooth Caesarstone benchtops work in perfect harmony with the glossy tiled floors.

WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE? Keeping the kitchen area free of clutter was a must for the clients, so many of the appliances were relegated to the walk-in butler’s pantry. Through careful planning and design of the pantry, we managed to create ample bench space and storage areas, while still allowing enough room to accommodate the fridge, second dishwasher, wine chiller and microwave.

WHAT CLEVER DETAILS GIVE THIS KITCHEN THE X FACTOR? Due to the scale of the room and height of the ceiling, the kitchen demanded a similar sense of spaciousness. Using highly reflective materials‚ such as thin stone for the benchtops, toekicks and wall hung units – with space above and below – we created the desired ‘floating’ effect. 03 366 6948 | palazzokitchens.co.nz

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Mary Connelly & Tony Andersen WHAT WAS YOUR DESIGN BRIEF? Our priorities included having ample storage for all our bulky appliances, lots of bench space, joinery with a wooden finish, and high-spec drawers and cupboards that not only looked good, but functioned well.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT? We particularly love the fit out of the butler’s pantry. The blonde timber joinery is beautifully offset by a handsome black glass splashback, which is illuminated by LED lighting; while a barstyle wine rack has been incorporated into the wall-hung cabinetry just above the integrated wine fridge.

WHY DID YOU ENGAGE PAL A ZZO? Sarah had designed a standout kitchen in our previous award-winning home, so there was no question as to who to employ this time around.

DESCRIBE YOUR PAL A ZZO EXPERIENCE . Like last time, we received impeccable design and service, and Sarah was always available to answer our questions. She listened carefully to our ideas and wishes, and delivered an excellent result. Our visitors always comment on what a lovely kitchen we have.

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From devastation to triumph, this couple has ‘come home’ to an exceptional creation by DJ Hewitt Builders. WO R DS & ST Y LI N G MA J K A K AI S ER

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LIVING & DINING

This bright, spacious living area is complemented by a combination of contemporary art and timeless furniture that includes a plywood wall sculpture by Don Service, courtesy of the Art Bureau Gallery.

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HEN THE MILLERS secured a long soughtafter luxury hillside home in McCormacks Bay, the couple had every intention of remaining there well into their ‘twilight years’. However, Mother Nature had other plans. The quake of 2011 left their new home in ruins, and, like thousands of other displaced Christchurch residents, they found themselves living in rental accommodation in the years that followed. However, when it came time to make a decision on where to finally lay their roots, the couple felt there was no better place than McCormacks Bay to call home. ‘We consider ourselves very fortunate’, says Mary. Although it has taken a long six years to finally ‘come home’, they both agree it was well worth the wait. With the benefit of knowing the site inside out, they embraced the exciting opportunity that rebuilding offered. Having enlisted an architect and the building expertise of DJ Hewitt Builders, the Millers were set to tackle the project of a lifetime. Already familiar with Daryl Hewitt’s work around

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MEDIA ROOM

DJ Hewitt’s in-house interior designer, Tara Hewitt, guided the couple through some key purchases like the authentic Eames lounger that they absolutely love. Ticking the boxes for both comfort and eternal style, it feels completely at ease with the architecture of their new home.


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With stunning views across the city and to the Southern Alps beyond, it was vital the new design included a sheltered deck from which to enjoy the ever-changing vistas throughout the year. Other must-have features included a doubleheight void to allow natural light to pour in, a spacious and functional kitchen with a view, and a state-of-theart wine cellar and tasting room to cater for Russell’s passion for fine wines. Project managing the build from inception to

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completion, Daryl guided his clients through the entire design, build and budgeting process. Always onsite to oversee the work of his highly qualified team of builders and to keep his loyal crew of subcontractors on track, Daryl is very much a ‘hands on’ owner-operator. Daryl refers to his ‘subbies’ as ‘family’. Many have been with him for 15 of the 22 years he’s been in business, and they all share Daryl’s passion for quality workmanship. Together with Daryl’s wife, Tara, who offers guidance on interior solutions, their company offers a comprehensive package. Laying the groundwork was the team at Trevor Stevens Excavations. Trevor says excavations of this nature are their speciality. Thanks to his experienced team, operating a fleet of fully equipped excavators, dislodging hard rock such as this makes for ‘very satisfying work’. Allowing the architectural design to shine through, Powell Fenwick was responsible for creating cost effective engineering systems, which included designing the foundations, retaining walls and various beams and bracing elements – based on ‘careful and meticulous analysis’. Encountering rock at varying depths is a challenge which plagues many hill sites; but, by working in close collaboration with DJ Hewitt’s team, they found a practical solution to ‘support the dwelling entirely on the rock itself – a vital component of the dwelling’s structural design’. Creating instant curb appeal, the majestic three-storey home features a winning combination of cedar, black steel, schist stonework and crisp white plaster cladding. Favoured among builders as a high performance, low maintenance exterior cladding solution, Rockcote Integra from Resene Construction Systems provides a weather-tight envelope.

This lightweight and durable system also offers thermal and acoustic benefits that keep the home warm and quiet. To guarantee optimal performance with an immaculate hand-applied finish, this premium concrete plaster facade can only be applied by Resene’s network of licensed professionals and registered building practitioners. Upon entering the main foyer through a fullheight glass door, an impressive steel and glass staircase is a structural engineering feat. One of Daryl’s favourite aspects of the build, he says his involvement in brainstorming sessions with designers and key contractors in order to find solutions to challenges such as this is always rewarding. Specialising in the manufacture of unique

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POWDER ROOM Given the fivestar treatment, the first floor powder room features Philippe Starck’s statuesque floor-standing vanity unit and matching basin mixer from Oakleys Plumbing Supplies, which are beautifully offset by the luxurious textural wallpaper that glistens against the understated opulence of the twin marble and brass wall sconces.

Taking the stairs or the seven-person lift to the first floor brings one to the hub of the home. A bright and spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area spills out onto the generous deck that delivers the spectacular views that won the hearts of Russell and Mary from the first. SPS Building and Roofing supplied Innowood for the decking – an innovative, sustainable timber alternative that offers the look and feel of natural timber without the challenges it presents like warping and cracking. Durable and low-maintenance, the embossed surface offers a safe, slip-resistant finish, and comes in a range of colours to suit every building project. Modern homes are often characterised by vast expanses of glazing, and this home is no exception. With a wide variety of hardware and colour options to suit any style of architecture, all aluminium joinery was manufactured and installed by Hagley Windows & Doors. A high performance double glazing with clear laminate glass, the Vantage Metro Series gives a ‘strong, clean contemporary finish’, says owner Geoff Ball. Adding to the home’s minimalist aesthetic, custom-built cabinetry in the media room and living areas, all four bathrooms, the master walk-in wardrobe, as well as the wine cellar, laundry, kitchen and scullery was crafted by Advanced Joinery. In keeping with the specified clean, contemporary look in the high-end monochromatic kitchen and scullery, all appliances have been either integrated into the cabinetry or concealed behind an outer door, and all drawers and cupboards are handleless for elegant, flush surfaces. The horizontal picture window in the kitchen provides a pop of lush foliage from the property’s rear outdoor living spaces, which were completed by Gunn Design. Electing to keep the existing stone walls and 26

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The master en suite has Italian large format stone-look tiles on the floors and timber-look tiles for the walls, which are complemented by Spanish mosaic tiles in the shower and for the splashback. extend them to encapsulate the outdoor living area, custom-built corten steel planters complement the stonemasonry, while plantings take their cue from the vegetation in the adjacent reserve. All four bathrooms feature fixtures and fittings from Oakleys Plumbing Supplies. The third floor master en suite showcases a generously proportioned bath-for-two in stone composite, which is perfectly positioned for tranquil views across the bay. Twin basins are married with brushed stainless steel Fantini Fukasawa tapware for understated elegance. Brymac Tiles Architectural Sales Consultant, Sheryl Borrell says she relished the collaboration she had with the clients and designer, Tara Hewitt – which resulted in a distinctive, yet cohesive look across all four bathrooms. The master en suite has Italian large format stone-look tiles on the walls and timber-look tiles for the floor, which are complemented by Spanish mosaic tiles in the shower and for the splashback. Jeff Ellis of JE Tiling took great care and precision in all tiling carried out in the four bathrooms and laundry. For a flawless finish, Jeff says laying mosaics can be a ‘fiddly job’ requiring far more attention than with the large format variety; but meticulous workmanship pays off, showcasing the beautiful product and design. Making clever use of all available space, walkin wardrobes in both daughters’ bedrooms were designed, constructed and installed by Simply Wardrobes. Their highly versatile Cabinet System was selected for its combination of modular shelving and drawers to accommodate a variety of storage solutions. For quality construction in a classic, timeless style, Simply Wardrobes offers versatile configurations designed to suit individual needs and budgets. The somewhat unusual, but striking black ceiling over the double height void in the living area is just

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INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT ART Art Bureau Gallery 0800 278 287 artbureau.co.nz

INTERIOR PLASTERING Broomfield Quality Stoppers 021 669 215 broomfieldqualitystoppers.co.nz

BUILDER DJ Hewitt 03 384 7470 djhewitt-builders.co.nz

JOINERY Advanced Joinery 03 348 7700 advancedjoinery.co.nz

DECKING SPS Building and Roofing 03 343 4422 spsbuilding.com

LANDSCAPING Gunn Design 03 328 9965 gunndesign.co.nz

ELECTRICIAN McGregor Electrical 021 738 408 mcgregorelectrical.co.nz

PAINTERS Greytone Painters & Decorators 021 354 803

ENGINEERS Powell Fenwick 03 366 1777 pfc.co.nz EXCAVATIONS Trevor Stevens Excavations 027 434 0773 one of the many ideas Tara recommended to Russell and Mary, having used this in her and Daryl's own home to dramatic effect. Given that dark colours show up every tiny imperfection, Paul Lally of Broomfield Quality Stoppers says it was imperative that the finish on the ceiling, in particular, was flawless. Paul goes on to explain that, since the quakes, expansion joints are now used in large plasterboard areas to allow for movement and prevent ‘cracking under pressure’. A modernist marvel, this family home pulls out all the stops – inside and out – thanks to the combined efforts of all involved. ‘Daryl and Tara make a great team’, says Mary. Their eye for detail and unwavering commitment to perfection gave us the utmost confidence that we would end up with a house we would love and enjoy for many years to come.’

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PLUMBING FIXTURES Oakleys Plumbing Supplies 03 379 4750 oakleysplumbing.co.nz STONEMASON Stonelay 021 368 666 stonelay.co.nz TILES Brymac Tiles 03 366 8187 brymactiles.co.nz TILING JE Tiling 027 228 0867 WARDROBES Simply Wardrobes 03 379 0292 simplywardrobes.co.nz WINDOWS & DOORS Hagley Windows & Doors 0800 424 539 hagley.co.nz

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A contemporary take on the humble boatshed in the historic French seaside village of Akaroa serves as the perfect getaway for one fortunate couple. WO R DS MA J K A K AIS ER

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UST AN HOUR’S DRIVE from the hustle and bustle of the Garden City lies the tranquil settlement of Akaroa, where the ebb and flow of the tides determines the pace of life. It is easy to see why so many tourists and locals alike are drawn to its natural beauty and the respite it offers. With a deep appreciation of the location, the homeowners say their design brief was straightforward: a simple form based on the ‘oldschool Monopoly-style houses’ that – just like a boatshed – could be completely secured when not in use, subsiding into the shadows. With 25 years’ experience creating multi-awardwinning architectural dwellings, Avenue Homes Design Build was enlisted to bring this couple’s dream to fruition. Operated by brothers Sam and Ben Calvin and their father, John, the family building company specialises in high-end architectural dwellings and has completed many waterfront homes.

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Travelling between Christchurch and Akaroa every day to keep a close eye on progress, Sam managed all aspects of the build, maintaining momentum throughout. Keeping his clients in the loop – even with them out of the country over the course of the project – Sam made sure the ‘evolution of the initial concept’ stayed on track with regular phone calls, emails and numerous photos. Evident in every aspect of the build, their meticulous attention to detail ensures consistently stunning results. Offering their clients a full project management service combined with quality craftsmanship backed by broad industry knowledge, Sam says that delivering an enjoyable and ‘highly interactive experience’ for their clients throughout the process is what they do best. This stunning beach house owes much of its flavour to the surrounding coastal environment, Sam says. Elements such as the irregular gable roofs mirror those of boat sheds, while exposed structural steel bracing on the inside lends an industrial vibe, and vast expanses of glazing give the inhabitants a front-row seat to take in the magnificent ever-changing vistas. Dedicated to the pursuit of perfection, Sam says they were fortunate that the homeowners were eager to embrace new ideas and push the envelope on convention in order to create ‘an incredibly special’ and stylish beach house that has all the makings of a maritime masterpiece. Using cutting-edge materials and techniques, with salvaged materials and quirky interior elements commissioned especially for the home, this rendering of the iconic Kiwi bach is elevated to another realm entirely. Due to the harsh elements of its seaside locale, 34

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Sam explains how crucial it was that all exterior materials selected were hardy enough to withstand the whipping winds and corrosive saltwater spray. Shiplap cedar weatherboard cladding, stained ‘midnight’, gives the simple form a striking presence, with giant barn doors that slide shut over expansive glazing when bad weather descends. Creating a strong relationship between the house and its natural environment, salvaged timber from different wharves around the peninsula add character to the hard landscaping. The simple, low-maintenance outdoor areas were designed by Xteriorscapes. Preparing concept plans, 3D modelling and detailed working drawings in the initial design phase, Landscape Architect Chris Owen worked closely with Avenue Homes

EXTERIOR Owing to its seaside locale, all exterior materials were selected to withstand the whipping winds and corrosive saltwater spray. LANDSCAPING Xteriorscapes created a strong relationship between the house and its natural environment by utilising salvaged materials in conjunction with native plantings that thrive in a coastal climate.

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throughout the construction period to ensure the clients’ original vision was carried out, using raw materials to harmonise with the natural environment. Specially poured concrete paving is juxtaposed with colour-rich Purple Heart timber boardwalks and a deck constructed from recycled railway sleepers. Native plantings that thrive in coastal climates were selected by Chris with hopes of attracting native birdlife, and giant lichen-encrusted boulders line the property’s boundary, mirroring the rocks beyond the sea wall. An exposed aggregate finish was used on driveways and paths in and around the series of boatshed dwellings for a rough, stony look; while a non-slip decorative sponge finish was selected for the patios. Concrete 4 U owner Terry Burgess says he particularly enjoys working with Avenue Homes because of their drive for perfection; they expect the very best from their sub-contractors in order to deliver exceptional results every time. 36

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To capture Akaroa’s stunning waterfront views, an impressive nine-metre triple sliding door was installed, spanning the width of the living area. Quality APL Architectural Series aluminium joinery was used throughout the home. Relishing a challenge, Monarch Aluminium Manager Kerry Munro says they employed ‘some good old Kiwi ingenuity’ in the pursuit of the best solutions for all windows and doors to complement the building’s strong, functional design aesthetic. Adding to the home’s high-end bespoke look, design details such as the negative detailing on the door jambs on all interior flush-panel doors was executed by Bates Joinery. Building the stair carcass and external boat shed doors, Bates Joinery also manufactured the timber joinery on select windows to blend seamlessly with the building’s handsome black-stained cedar cladding. In the kitchen and bathrooms, a combination of whitewashed tongue-and-groove pine and marine plywood was used as a nod to Scandinavian


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Simple white MDF cabinetry is offset against pine in the kitchen, and a sky-blue tiled splashback mirrors the hues of the harbour opposite. DINING

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Integral to the home's many characterful quirks is an antique brass wheel that opens the cedar privacy screen on a rack and pinion system, adding a vital sense of 'theatre' to the modern dwelling.

simplicity, which also reflects the natural light that streams in through the vast expanses of glazing. A personal highlight for the owners is the unique trio of pendants that take pride of place in the spacious living room. Designed by the couple’s son, from his London-based design studio, they take their cue from the volcanoes that have shaped the surrounding peninsula: their form is inspired by a volcano’s structural rings, and the brushed brass tubes symbolise the internal magma. As a nod to the seaside location, the cylindrical sheets of brass have undergone a chemical process that adds a beautiful teal patina. All electrical services, including the home’s security system, lighting, and power and data outlets were supplied and installed by Regenerate. To achieve clean lines on the exterior cladding, Regenerate used a Teubel domestic metering switchboard. All other products used by Regenerate – like Arrowhead Alarms – were selected for their quality, performance and simplicity of form. The success of any great building is testament

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INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT BUILDER Avenue Homes Design Build 03 351 4444 avenuehomes.co.nz CONCRETE Concrete 4 U 027 444 5172 concrete4u.co.nz DOORS & WINDOWS Monarch Aluminium Joinery 03 384 9477 monarchali.co.nz

to the united approach of the builder and his team of sub-contractors and suppliers. Working towards a common goal, Avenue Homes has achieved an exceptional home that all can be proud of. The holy trinity – where clever design combines with honest materials and is executed with meticulous craftsmanship – proved to be a winning combination in this understated beach house, which has received the highest accolade amongst Registered Master Builders, winning gold in the 2017 House of the Year Awards.

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ELECTRICIAN Regenerate 021 487 494 regener8.co.nz JOINERY Bates Joinery 03 388 8111 batesjoinery.co.nz LANDSCAPING Xteriorscapes 021 433 485 xteriorscapes.nz

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BACK BACKTO TO THE THEFUTURE FUTURE Influenced by the modernist simplicity of Frank Lloyd Wright, Cymon Allfrey Architects joined forces with Jim The Builder to create a modern masterpiece that transcends time. WO R DS MA J K A K AI S ER

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UST A STONE’S THROW from Hagley Park and minutes from the city centre, Russell and Jenny McLay have enjoyed claiming this charmed nook of Christchurch as their own for the past thirty years. So, when the quakes struck seven years ago, they were determined to hold onto it. Having enlisted the expertise of Cymon Allfrey Architects and Jim The Builder, for what would initially be a repair and restoration job, the second quake, in February 2011, determined that the project would in fact be a rebuild. With all hope of restoring their beloved Arts and Crafts-style family home well and truly buried beneath the rubble, the couple bravely embraced the daunting task. In agreement that it would have been somewhat ‘inappropriate to replicate the original design’, the couple instead opted for a bold contemporary design that pushed the envelope on convention. With the practical, ‘hands-on approach’ of Jim The Builder Co-Directors, Jim Stenberg and Andrew

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Clark, combined with the deft design touch of lead architect, Craig South from Cymon Allfrey Architects, an exciting new future beckoned. Influenced by the modernist simplicity of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Craig points to the large overhangs and flat plane roofs, which bear all the hallmarks of this particular architectural era and are just as timeless eight decades on. Offering the full architectural service, Craig was involved in all aspects of the design – from the initial feasibility study and subsequent development opportunities, to the design of form and interior elements, and throughout the construction phase. Craig says this comprehensive approach ensures ‘a well-considered result that responds to the clients’ needs, site conditions and the surrounding environment’. Working in close collaboration with Craig, Jim was onsite daily with site foreman Lloyd Jennings to manage timelines and budgets, oversee the quality


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Bespoke cabinetry handcrafted by Sydenham Joinery integrates a custom-made rangehood by Ventech. Designed to fit the layout and to complement the clean, contemporary aesthetic, it is made from brushed stainless steel, which is both durable and easy to clean. Ventech creates bespoke design solutions that reflect clients’ tastes and requirements, marrying high-quality design with effective and quiet extraction systems for kitchens and bathrooms.

of workmanship, and provide practical solutions to design challenges encountered during construction. One such challenge, Jim shares, involved the positioning of the windows that run between the first and second storeys. This design feature called for the utmost precision when it came to setting weld plates into the foundation slab with rebates in perfect alignment with the second storey – before it was even built. Although Jim admits this particular project presented a myriad of challenges due to the very nature of the high-end architectural design, he insists the rewards of ‘working to such a level of precise detail, where there is little margin for error, is immensely gratifying’. As with every successful build, communication between architect, builder and client is paramount – but even more so when the clients are based overseas, as was the case here. This ‘workable challenge’ meant Craig’s involvement extended to encompass key decision-making aspects, which required implicit

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trust and open communication with regular phone calls and emails. Russell also attributes the availability of Jim, and the way he shared information and ideas, as a ‘significant factor’ in the success of the build: ‘he treated the project as if it was his own’, he says, ‘and the constant flow of communication made for a transparent and relatively stress-free process’. Contracted to excavate, level and prepare the site for installation of the complex ground beam foundations and rib-raft floor, Complete Earthworks found that they had to excavate deeper than usual when they discovered unexpectedly an old well. A technically challenging, yet rewarding piece of engineering work, capping was required to contain the area and prevent water from infiltrating the rest of the site. Used to stunning effect on the building’s façade and on select internal walls, black basalt makes a striking statement. Giving ‘an edge’ to its modernist aesthetic, the plaster finish perfectly offsets the granite and cedar elements. Working with Jim The Builder over the past decade, Glenn Munro of Properly Plastered installed the Rockcote Integra plaster façade system with an acrylic Classico texture finish and Resene X200 paint. For a premium finish at the junction between the two different claddings in the middle of the garage doors, a redesign of the reveals delivered a 'particularly satisfying outcome', Glenn shares. Responsible for the structural design of the building, from foundations right through to construction monitoring for the whole site, 44

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All five bedrooms – each with their own en suite – have been orientated around the central courtyard to offer ‘beautiful vistas to the garden beyond’, shares homeowner Russell McLay.


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Engineering Design Consultants’ greatest, and most rewarding, challenge was the design, fabrication and installation of the staircase. As Sam Polson explains, careful planning was required in order to fabricate a sound structure that also looked good. Put together in a very particular order – like ‘giant lego’ – they were able to create a seamless, contemporary aesthetic. As the original house was extremely cold in winter, the McLays were keen to increase warmth and insulation in the new design. So, Craig cleverly incorporated the latest innovations in technology in order to harness the heat and allow for adequate ventilation.

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And, in order to optimise solar energy and the views of the garden, the home was ‘purposefully repositioned’ within a separable portion of the site – which also allows for future subdivision. Determined to ‘future-proof’ the home where possible, Craig integrated an elevator into the twostorey home. Accessible off the main thoroughfares on the first and second floors, the Homelift by Phoenix Elevators is especially designed for home

use. Consuming the same amount of power as a refrigerator, and operating as quietly, this added touch of luxury is ideal for modern residential dwellings due to its compact size and simple installation. Chosen for its durability, comfort and warmth throughout hallways and bedrooms, Cavalier Bremworth Charmeuse carpet is an extra heavy-duty pure-wool carpet, and was supplied by Nextdore.

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JOINERY Ample integrated storage has been incorporated into almost every room in the home. Designed by architect, Craig South, and exquisitely handcrafted by Sydenham Joinery, the bespoke joinery lends a hotel level of luxury to the contemporary family home. BATHROOM Bathroom fittings and fixtures from Oakleys Plumbing Supplies complete the minimalist contemporary look in all bathrooms and en suites, and are complemented by customdesigned timber cabinetry.

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For outdoor areas, like the courtyard and patios, and high traffic areas inside, like the foyer and the landing leading to the master suite, Deck Crystal Silver tiles were used for practicality and a high quality finish. The exquisite handcrafted bespoke joinery lends a hotel-like luxury, while offering ample storage solutions in just about every room. Designed by Craig, and crafted by Sydenham Joinery, the reconstituted Tasmanian oak veneer gives a richness to the cabinet fronts, which is offset by white lacquered MDF cabinetry in the kitchen, media room, office, master suite, bathrooms, and under the staircase – where Russell’s book collection resides. Giving a flawless finish to the interior walls, Paul Lally of Broomfield Quality Stoppers says all materials used by their team of experienced plasterers are ‘the best money can buy’. Given the nature of high-end architectural builds, Paul explains that due to the way the light reflects off surfaces, this type of work calls for entire areas to be plastered, not just the joins. Impressed with Jim and Craig’s combined efforts, Russell and Jenny are ‘extremely happy’ with the final result – where ‘even the smallest of details are exceptional’. With the city blossoming and their new home complete, the McLays intend to spend less time overseas and more time at home. And, with the arrival of spring, they are looking forward to spending time outdoors revitalising the garden, and adding the finishing interior flourishes that make a house a home.

EXCAVATION Complete Earthworks 027 413 6038 cew.net.nz EXTERIOR PLASTERING Properly Plastered 021 2210 282 properlyplastered.co.nz FLOORING Nextdore 03 366 9400 nextdore.co.nz INTERIOR PLASTERING Broomfield Quality Stoppers 021 669 215 broomfieldqualitystoppers.co.nz JOINERY Sydenham Joinery 03 379 6840 sydenhamjoinery.co.nz VENTILATION Ventech 027 279 6399 ventech.co.nz

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Extensive home renovations are not for the fainthearted. But, backed by his experienced building team, owner of Devon Construction, Danny Broom, was 'up for the challenge'. And a challenge is exactly what he got. WO R DS & ST Y LI N G MA J K A K AI S ER

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passionate and highly qualified team of designers puts the individual needs and personal tastes of each client at the forefront of every project. Designing great buildings, improving lives and fulfilling dreams, Bespoke’s Lee Johnstone says this renovation was no exception. Taking responsibility for all aspects of the design process, Lee created the initial concept and subsequent working drawings in consultation with Danny and wife Rebecca to realise their shared vision. To completely modernise their existing home, while preserving its original charm, Lee was tasked with designing a brand new take on their outdated kitchen within a bright and spacious open-plan living and dining space, designing a generous double garage with internal access to replace the old shed, and introducing a second storey to accommodate the couple’s new master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite and a second living room. In the process of modernising this character home, products and materials were selected to ensure optimal comfort and functionality, such


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as: thermally broken windows for added warmth and soundproofing, thermal polystyrene installed under the old flooring for added insulation, undertile heating in both bathrooms, and electric opening skylights with rain sensors. Working within the constraints presented by Christchurch’s post-quake environment, the soft ground proved quite a challenge for the seasoned designer, especially when it came to adding a second storey to the original bungalow. ‘Internal point loads are difficult to manage, especially with the added obstacle of constructing new foundations under the existing floor’, Lee explains. While the quakes precipitated significant changes in engineering regulations, which now stipulate that slip joints be integrated to allow for movement, this particular stumbling block produced one of the home’s unique design features: the beautiful negative detailing created by the plasterboard running from top to bottom throughout the house. Since the quakes, large expanses of plasterboard now require the fitting of expansion joints in order to allow for seismic activity. Demanding special attention to detail when fixing and stopping, the quality workmanship carried out by the experienced team at Lance Ash Interiors achieved an immaculate finish – rejuvenating this once tired home and returning it to its former glory. Ongrade Drainage & Excavation provided trenches for services and drainage, and undertook the demolition of the existing garage. The favoured excavation contractor of Devon Construction for the S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2 017

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In the honourable pursuit of maintaining the character of a heritage home, there are often many obstacles to overcome.... However, Danny insists that the outcome was well worth it. past five years, Ongrade’s trusted crew of tradesmen are highly experienced in dealing with large and small residential jobs as well as grand-scale commercial and civil engineering projects. Keen to create a high-end contemporary look for less, when it came to joinery for the home, Danny called on Mike McKenzie of McKenzie Manufacturing. Cost-effective materials, such as industrial stainless steel for the scullery benchtops and Melteca laminex panels with a wood grain finish, instead of costly wood veneer, for the island cabinetry, combine with contemporary design elements, such as the cantilevered benchtop made with HanStone quartz, and luxury integrated appliances – for a kitchen that exudes sophistication. Promoting sociability among its inhabitants and increasing functionality, the open-plan kitchen and dining leads to an outdoor entertaining area and an adjacent living space. Both living areas, inside and out, have gas fireplaces as focal points that add warmth and create a cosy ambience.

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In some renovation projects where many of the original internal walls are retained, fitting gas pipes can be a tricky business. However, in this case, the home was gutted from top to bottom, making it easier for the Gas Guys to do their job – ensuring everything runs safely and reliably. Working in close collaboration with the team from Devon Construction, H2Flow Plumbing & Heating completed the plumbing design and fit out throughout the property, including the internal drainage. Using only the highest quality pipes and fittings designed and assembled in Austria, H2Flow Plumbing & Heating illustrate their commitment to outstanding results on this project – with solutions that are reliable and that stand the test of time. Providing a full scope of electrical services from the installation of the television and home theatre system, to interior and exterior lighting, to security and access options, Dale Mackay of Mackay Electrical Services liaised with Danny every step along the way to deliver solutions to suit his family’s


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lifestyle. Discussing ideas with Danny and Rebecca, Dale was able to future-proof many aspects. Making the most of the new light, bright, functional spaces, complete with all the creative comforts their former home couldn’t offer, Danny and Rebecca love showing off their newly appointed abode to visitors: ‘it gives us a real buzz’. While Danny concedes that it certainly would’ve been quicker and cheaper to have built from scratch, he’s quick to add that they now have a ‘soulful modern home with a story to tell’.

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ITH TWO GROWING BOYS on the brink of teen-dom, Kim and Graeme Rhodes pondered their options for the future: buy another home or renovate. Their home had survived the quakes largely unscathed, bar a few minor cosmetic updates, and the couple enjoyed the advantages of their location – with easy access to the local shops and a park literally on their front door step. The decision was made to stay put and renovate. The first stage included the kitchen, scullery and two living areas, while the second stage included the downstairs bathroom, laundry, front entry with staircase, and installation of the spectacular swimming pool. Led by Dax Morel of Morel Construction, with the interior spaces designed by Rochelle Foster, alongside Nicholas Yardley – both creative directors of Yardley and Foster Architecture – the renovations took place in two five-week stints. Completed in record time, Dax says they ‘pulled out all the stops’ in order to create ‘these new and improved spaces’ within this ambitious timeframe. Dax says this impressive feat was achieved by conveying clear expectations to his crew of highly skilled, loyal subcontractors, and through meticulous planning down to the last detail.

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On hand every step of the way, Dax was a ‘pleasure to deal with’, says Kim – adding that his follow-up service, since completion of the job, has been ‘impeccable’. Dax echoes Kim’s sentiment, saying it was a joy to work with ‘solution-orientated clients’, who were keen to try something completely new. A new and improved layout for the kitchen, dining and living areas was high on the couple’s list of priorities, as they sought to achieve greater visual and physical connection and to optimise functionality. Working in close collaboration with Morel Construction, Rochelle Foster decided to remove a key load-bearing wall that originally divided the two living and dining areas. Entrusting a relatively loose brief for the kitchen to their architect, Rochelle was able to offer the couple design options that met their requirements, while ‘pushing the boundaries and delivering what they never dreamt possible’. When it came to the design, Rochelle ‘hit the nail on the head’, says Kim. ‘We loved all of Rochelle’s ideas and embraced them whole-heartedly.’ Ample storage has been carefully integrated into the kitchen island and wall cabinetry, which was manufactured and installed by Advanced Joinery. Scooping three accolades at the 2017 New Zealand Master Joiner Awards, Managing Director Greg Ayers


POOL Undoubtedly the home's tour de force, the layout of the new pool and surrounding landscape design was undertaken by Goom Landscapes.

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says the astute craftsmanship behind this stunning kitchen exemplifies the award-winning work they carry out for all their clients. Designed with high functionality in mind, the pair’s sleek new contemporary kitchen serves as the home’s central entertainment hub, offering Kim a clear line of sight from one end of the property to the other. Whether it’s keeping up with conversations with guests in either of the living areas, or keeping a watchful eye over her boys playing cricket with friends in the backyard or in the pool out front, Kim can now stay connected to the action from the new vantage point the kitchen delivers. Duly impressed with Rochelle’s work during the first phase of renovations, the couple asked her to

redesign the downstairs bathroom and laundry too. Specifying S&T white gloss square tiles, supplied by Nextdore, Rochelle collaborated with Advanced Joinery to manufacture and install the sleek benchtop, above which hangs a porcelain ‘bone crackle’ pendant handcrafted by New Zealand ceramist, Gidon Bing. The main living area is a cosy and relaxing space where the whole family comes together on chilly winter evenings. Providing all gas and plumbing solutions throughout the downstairs renovations, Aquapro Plumbing + Drainage worked closely with the architect on the design of the custom built fireplace, and with the electrician so that the family can operate the gas fire and entertainment system wirelessly from one device.

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KITCHEN Sourcing soft furnishings, including the strikingly modern Tri Pendant suspended above the thick white island, Rochelle Foster of Yardley and Foster Architecture also guided the couple with appliance selection, including: a Miele wine chiller, and Fisher & Paykel’s generous DishDrawer and twin ovens, which have been seamlessly integrated into one end of the island manufactured by Advanced Joinery. FLOORING Specified by Rochelle Foster from Yardley and Foster Architecture, all flooring was supplied by Nextdore. Beton Blanco large format tiles were used throughout the kitchen and adjoining scullery, while Irvine’s Westminster carpet in Peat was laid in both living areas on either side of the kitchen.

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Undoubtedly the home’s tour de force, the new swimming pool takes pride of place at the front of the property against a backdrop of Australian blue gum trees courtesy of the park opposite. The pool’s layout and the design of the surrounding areas, undertaken by Goom Landscapes, has resulted in a stunning outdoor living space for this active family of four. Paying particular attention to the materials surrounding the pool, Goom’s Senior Landscape Architect Emma Johnston says they selected tiles to marry with the existing surfaces, along with frameless glass fencing for uninterrupted views of the pool from inside the house, which also acts as a giant water feature, and lighting options in an array of colours to accentuate the pool’s twin fonts. When it came to softening the pool's hard edges, the plants selected needed to be robust - to thrive in such a high-use area. With clever design, executed with ‘detailed craftsmanship’, Emma says that, despite the challenges this small area presented, in addition to council road setback stipulations, they achieved spectacular results. Self-confessed ‘sun worshippers’, Kim and Graeme love nothing more than lounging by their new pool in the warmer months and can’t wait for summer to roll around. 60

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Preparing your home Preparing your property for sale can positively influence buyers and increase your profits – and it needn’t cost you an arm and a leg.


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UTTING YOUR PROPERTY on the market can be a stressful exercise; but with these helpful hints, you’ll be better prepared to show your home in its best light and increase your chances of greater profits come sale time.

CURB APPEAL

MIKE PERO Chief Executive, Mike Pero Real Estate

You get one chance to make a first impression. Creating great ‘curb appeal’ begins by ensuring wheelie bins are out of sight and removing any rubbish from the immediate area outside your home. Give windows a good clean inside and out, and keep your entrance and driveway well swept. For stubborn dirt, water blasting driveways and paths can make a world of difference.

WELCOME HOME Give front doors a thorough clean and polish to welcome prospective buyers. Ensure the whole front entrance or porch is clean and free of dust and cobwebs. Consider adding some manicured topiaries or potted plants to the entranceway, and buy a new welcome mat if yours has seen better days.

ST YLING Adding colour co-ordinated throws and cushions to beds and sofas makes these areas much more inviting, while potted indoor plants and fresh floral arrangements inject life into interior spaces. If your furniture is a bit shabby or outdated, you can always enlist the services of a professional home staging company who can provide a range of modern furnishings, from furniture to artwork to soft furnishings, for the period your property is on the market.

HOME SWEET HOME Once prospective buyers step through your front door, it must be warm and inviting – a space they can imagine coming home to every day. Consider all five senses to achieve a homely look and feel. Light some scented candles with a subtle fragrance that appeals to most, and if you’re selling your home in winter make sure it’s well heated before the open home begins and turn on all the lights.

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L ANDSCAPING Keeping your garden immaculate goes without saying, but spreading some dark mulch (fine bark) around the garden will show that it is well cared for. Depending on the time of year, add some grass food and water to encourage lush, green grass.

Keep surfaces clean and free of knickknacks and any personal items like family photographs or collectables. It’s important to remember that you are preparing your property to appeal to the widest audience possible. This means showcasing it in such a way that people can easily imagine their own personal effects in what is potentially their new home.

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A R T I S T I C TO U C H With hundreds of leading New Zealand artists to pick from, the Art Bureau Gallery offers a range of artistic styles to suit your individual taste. Inject new life into your interiors and spice up blank walls with the help of Art Bureau’s Christchurch-based art consultant, Liana Clements. ‘Finding the perfect piece of art can be a daunting task’, Liana says. With her background in interiors and passion for architecture, Liana is well-placed to help you navigate the artistic world to find the right piece for your space. Enhance your interior décor with an abstract or contemporary classic, landscapes or portraits, fine art photographic prints, vivid acrylics, delicate watercolours, or mixed media works.

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Each original artwork can be purchased to treasure a lifetime, or rented on a weekly basis to enliven corporate spaces or deliver maximum appeal for potential buyers while your property is on the market. Offering a free, no-obligation proposal for your home or business, a digital preview is created to show how your chosen works from the Art Bureau’s extensive collection will look in each area. In addition to the Art Bureau’s professional hanging service with all purchases and rentals, a budget-friendly rent-before-youbuy option is also available. Contact Liana at the Art Bureau Gallery – and add warmth and a touch of humanity to your home or work place. artbureau.co.nz | 027 866 9567

Lorrett Designs evolved from Tracy Peters’ love of interiors and passion for people. With over ten years’ experience and knowledge of flooring and creative interior solutions, Tracy enjoys collaborating with clients to inject spaces with heart and soul. Working alongside Tracy is

Ara Interior Design graduate, Eden Kirk, whose love affair with vivid colour and texture, together with her innate flair for finding that winning combination, is guaranteed to revitalise your interior spaces and renew your love affair with your home. In addition to their expert interior advice, visit Lorrett

Designs to peruse their curated selection of high quality products. Choose from a fabulous selection of porcelain and ceramic tiles, timber flooring and soft furnishings, with the recent introduction of an exciting Belgian lighting collection to their showroom at 187 Ferry Road. With client satisfaction at the forefront of their business, anything they don’t have in stock they are more than happy to source especially for your project. Discover more on their website and keep up to date with trending products on Facebook and Instagram. lorrettdesigns.nz | 03 374 5947 S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2 017

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There are a few things that light me up in my work and in design generally. Obviously aesthetics are a huge attraction, but ever since designing my first kitchen I have been enamoured with anything that surprises with its functionality. Real ‘James Bond’ stuff where televisions are revealed out of cabinets or doors seamlessly glide over the face of their neighbouring panels. Anything that adds functionality, but in a really considered and surprising way, was what I have always wanted to know about. Now to be working with the world leader in this type of technology for the home - from kitchens to cupboards, wardrobes to entertainment area - I feel grateful that I now have the inside info on all of the latest and coolest fittings for designers and home owners alike, and I can share them now, with you. For more information visit our website. www.ideasforliving.co.nz

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F R E S H PA S TA T I P S We took a leaf out of Laura Santtini’s new cookbook, Pasta Secrets, for the low down on how to make the best fresh pasta.

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For the ultimate homemade pasta experience, Sandra Mclay from Total Food Equipment introduces a trusted Italian appliance bound to become a kitchen stalwart.

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REATING YOUR OWN fresh pasta at home means you get to experiment with different flavours, and temper to suit your individual palate. For a spicy Mexican take on the Italian staple, add chili peppers; or push the envelope altogether by using chocolate as the base for a unique pasta dessert. The Marcato Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine makes all your pasta dreams come true. Marcato has been a market leader in the production of kitchen appliances that can create delicious, authentic homemade pizza, pasta, pane and biscotti for the past 80 years; and the new version of the Atlas Pasta Machine combines high functionality with beautiful design. The ‘Wellness’ version is manufactured from anodised aluminium alloy so that the dough is completely free from any nasty toxic metal residue. With the capability of creating pasta

Laura suggests using only the finest ingredients and a pinch of love. ‘Type 00’ flour or ‘farina tipo 00’ (doppio zero) is finely milled especially for making pasta, while fresh free-range eggs are vital to give the pasta a nice, bright hue. If the yolks are a little on the pale side, you can always add a dash of yellow food colouring to the dough, and for added elasticity and flavour simply add a splash of olive oil into the mix.

in three shapes – lasagne, fettuccine and tagliolini – the Atlas Pasta Machine can be used with 12 accessories (sold separately) to make additional shapes, and comes equipped with a 10-position regulating knob to achieve different dough sheet thicknesses to suit your culinary requirements. Easily secure your pasta machine to the bench with the accompanying clamp; and, to increase productivity in the kitchen, it has a bayonet fitting so that a Marcato Pastadrive motor can be easily attached. A genuine Italian masterpiece, the Atlas 150 Wellness Pasta Machine comes in classic stainless steel, as well as red, blue and black. Bring your culinary creations to fruition with quality kitchen essentials from Total Food Equipment.

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INGREDIENTS (Serves: 2) 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, squashed, peeled and halved lengthways 1 onion, thinly sliced 400 g fresh chicken livers, rinsed, dried and roughly chopped a sprig of thyme, leaves only, or 4 sage leaves 125 ml/½ cup brandy or white wine a splash of chicken stock, if needed 200 g dried pasta or 160 g fresh pasta 70 g/5 tsp butter salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 Tbsp finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, to serve INSTRUCTIONS 1. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil for the pasta. 2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add the garlic and onion and stir well. Turn down the heat and sauté until the onion has softened.

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3. When the onion begins to colour, turn up the heat and add the chicken livers and herbs. Season with salt and pepper, add the brandy and sauté briefly until the livers are cooked through, about 4–5 minutes. If it looks like the onions are burning, add a splash of chicken stock. Once the alcohol has evaporated, remove from the heat and set aside. 4. When the salted water is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook according to the instructions on the packet. 5. Drain the pasta, but keep a cup of the cooking water. Tip the hot drained pasta into the chicken livers, adding a small splash of the retained pasta cooking water and the butter. Toss with gusto over a high heat until the pasta is well coated and creamy. 6. Serve immediately with plenty of extra freshly ground black pepper and the finely grated Parmigiano cheese.

This is an edited extract from Pasta Secrets by Laura Santtini, with photography by Christopher Scholey, published by Ryland Peters & Small, and distributed by Bookreps NZ.

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Zinnia Paper Flowers Step into the wonder world of Australia’s paper flower artist, Jennifer Tran, to try your hand at crafting your own enchanting paper floral bouquet.

SKILL LEVEL Beginner WHAT YOU'LL NEED + Pliers + Toothpick + Scissors + Bamboo skewer + 60 gsm crepe papers in light green, light brown and yellow + Double-sided crepe paper in lavender and olive + 18-gauge wire + Parafilm tape + PVA glue + Flower templates INSTRUCTIONS Stem 1. Cut three pieces of 18-gauge wire, each 25cm long. Bunch them together and wrap the entire length of the stem with parafilm tape. Wrap the stem with light green paper strip, securing with PVA glue. Centre 2. Cut one 1 x 10 cm strip of light brown paper, one 2 x 12 cm strip of light brown paper, and one 2 x 12 cm strip of yellow paper. Fringe the top two-thirds of each paper strip. 3. Layer 1: Wrap the unfringed edge of the shorter light brown strip around one end of the stem, securing with PVA glue. 4. Layer 2: Wrap the yellow strip around the base of layer 1, securing with PVA glue. 5. Layer 3: Wrap the second light brown strip around the base of layer 2, securing with PVA glue. Petals 6. Using lavender double-sided paper, cut eight petals with template A and 48 petals with template B. (To hasten this process, stack several pieces of paper together before cutting, making sure that the grains are aligned.) Curl all the petals. 7. Layer 1: Using PVA glue, attach all of the A petals evenly around the base of the flower centre. 8. Layer 2: Attach 12 of the B petals evenly around the base of layer 1. 9. Layers 3–5: Attach 12 of the B petals evenly around the base of the previous layer. 10. Cover the base of the flower with light green paper strip, securing with PVA glue.

This edited excerpt comes from Flowersmith: How to handcraft and arrange enchanting paper flowers, by Jennifer Tran, published by Hardie Grant Books and available from all good book stores.

Leaves 11. Using the olive double-sided paper and following the Basic Leaf method (abodemagazine.co.nz), make two leaves with template C. 12. Use PVA glue to attach the leaves to opposite sides of the stem, 10 cm below the base of the flower. Finishing 13. Bend the stem and curl the leaves to create a natural look. For additional step-by-step photos, instructions and flower templates to complete your Zinnia paper flower, visit abodemagazine.co.nz. S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2 017

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THE GOOD LIFE A life well lived is a life worth living

READING NOOK

Apartment Living Catherine Foster Penguin Books

Taking the reader on a tour of New Zealand’s most diverse apartments – both contemporary and historic – designed by some of the country’s leading architects, you’ll find plenty of inspired ideas to bring to your own private sanctuary, big or small.

spr ing f ling Christchurch-based design blog, Studio Home has launched yet another stylish design collaboration under the moniker TEAM.WORK. Now in its third year, and with five trans-Tasman projects under their belt, they have teamed up with Mushama & Me to produce this playful, yet highly practical waterproof rain cape. Especially designed with low-scooped hems to be worn while cycling, it will keep you looking undeniably chic. This limited edition style is handmade in Auckland and available exclusively at mushamaandme.com

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Keep your treasured cherub in style with this cute-as-a-button organic cotton bodysuit from Hudson & The Hare. Handmade and printed in the picturesque coastal village of Hudson in the Coromandel, this little number is ideal for layering. paperplanestore.com

For a unique, deep cleansing experience that will revolutionise your nightly skincare routine, look no further than the new PreCleanse Balm from Dermalogica. Add an almond-sized dollop of balm on your face and neck with the accompanying silicone massage mitt, and watch as it transforms from a solid balm into a luxurious oil that effortlessly dissolves dirt, SPF sunscreen and waterproof makeup. Locking in moisture while nourishing skin with apricot kernel oil, the PreCleanse Balm encourages your natural radiance to shine through.

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Pretty up your workspace at home or in the office with this handcrafted ceramic phone charger that doubles as a vase. Available in rose, mint, smoke and vanilla, other styles accommodate your watch and business cards.

Ideal for renters, kids’ rooms, or for changing your decor on a whim, these fully removable, custom-printed wallpapers are the way to go. Choose a patterned paper and pair with one of their matching fabrics.

Despite the Scandi-inspired namesake, this hip jewellery line is lovingly made in Adelaide. Using a combination of pastel acrylic and brass, these little gems are guaranteed to inject the spirit of fun into your spring wardrobe.

Getting organised, fulfilling dreams and expressing one’s innermost thoughts is made that much more enjoyable with a gorgeous notebook at the ready. This London-based textile designer uses her talents not just for fashion, but stationery too.

handpicke d gif t kit Offering that little something special for life’s momentous occasions or simply to say thank you, Boxstar has a range of customised gift boxes bursting with a unique, curated selection of goodies to spoil your friends and family. Inspired gifts for the home lover or the intrepid traveller, to pamper and to play, make someone’s day with Boxstar. boxstar.co.nz

sip your way to a bikini b o dy Support your bid to shed those extras kilos before the warmer weather arrives with Artemis Slim and Trim Tea. A traditional plant medicine containing apple mint, cinnamon, dandelion root, nettle and olive leaves, this delicious all-natural concoction helps manage sugar cravings, aid digestion, increase metabolism and support healthy blood sugar levels, all while ridding the body of harmful toxins. Get a head start on trimming down for summer with Artemis Slim and Trim Tea. ballantynes.co.nz

nour ishing lip balm Ideal for creating the barelythere makeup look for spring and summer is Weleda’s newest addition to their skincare range. Available in three natural hues: nude, rose and berry, this tinted lip balm contains jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter to soothe, soften and hydrate your precious pout. And to guard against the elements while out and about, sunflower seed wax forms a protective barrier. S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2 017

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Passionate about creating beautiful interiors, Artisan Collective offers luxury flooring and window treatments to refresh and revitalise your home. Their dedicated and experienced team of professionals provides project management services ranging from product procurement to installation. Peruse their extensive range of quality natural fibre and timber flooring, carpets, rugs, tiles, blinds and shutters at the Designmade showroom, 400 Barbadoes Street, today.

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Travelling far and wide to source the highest quality products and bring home the hottest trends from around the world, Ballantynes is a hub of design inspiration and innovation on the fashion, beauty, home and culinary fronts – where you can pick up a pair of killer heels, treat yourself to the latest lippie, indulge in a luxurious throw, splurge on some gourmet delicacies for the pantry, and refuel at one of their two cafes.

Design, curation and collaboration define Paper Plane. Situated in the creative mecca that is Mount Maunganui, their comprehensive online store offers a unique home and lifestyle collection. From New Zealand-made contemporary furniture and handcrafted ceramics, to European utilitarian homewares, Paper Plane promises to pique your curiosity and satiate your creative consciousness.

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Delivering the quintessential Danish design aesthetic, BoConcept offers a complete design service in conjunction with furniture and homewares. From single rooms and boutique apartments to sprawling family homes and corporate spaces, BoConcept remains at the forefront of Scandinavian design. Book a free consultation with one of their experienced interior decorators at their furniture showroom on Papanui Road, and realise your decor dreams today.

With luxury European textiles available to the public at wholesale prices, there's no need to compromise on style while on a budget. Bringing a mix of cutting-edge contemporary and timeless classic designs, Fabric House offers opulent fabrics in limited qualities for a fraction of the regular retail price. Visit their showroom at 140 Colombo Street in Beckenham – where refreshing your interior has never been a more enjoyable experience.

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Merivale's iconic boutique for quality designer homewares exudes luxury and enduring style. With a distinctly European influence, Corso's carefully curated selection of ceramics, glassware, furniture, clothing and jewellery makes them a top design destination amongst the style-savvy of Christchurch. For exquisite lifestyle pieces that make a life well-lived, well worth living, visit Corso Merivale today.

Enter a world of exclusive timber and tiles at Metro Floor. Where exceptional products meet exceptional service, the team at Metro Floor are the flooring experts you can rely on. Their new collection of premium hardwood flooring from Listone Giordano Atelier, made from sustainably harvested forests in Burgundy, is testament to the quality craftsmanship championed at Metro Floor. For all your flooring solutions visit 114 Montreal Street today.

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Create cohesive, characterful interiors with a unique painting or sculpture courtesy of The Art Movement. Working in partnership with the local arts community to offer a curated collection of original artworks, The Art Movement offers a broad spectrum of mediums ranging from oil to watercolour, mixed media to sculpture. Visit their website to learn more about their new rental initiative that promises to revitalise your home or office.

With immaculate attention to detail, Armstrong Interiors offer innovative design solutions with enduring style. Striking the balance between form and function, their experienced designers offer a comprehensive interior service, tailor-made for each individual client. Marrying the latest trends and products with unparalleled skill and flair, their award-winning spaces are the epitome of classic luxury.

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Offering a full design service, White Room Interiors draws on an exquisite collection of European wallpapers and textiles, together with a range of furniture and homewares to complement your interior spaces. Exclusive stockists in Christchurch of Cultiver's luxurious bed linen range, White Room Interiors also stocks heavenly scented candles and diffusers to relax or invigorate.

A new curated collection of French furniture and curiosities has just arrived direct from France. Offering many one-ofa-kind pieces, you will also find premium wallpaper to suit any interior scheme, and affordable curtain, upholstery, oilcloth, outdoor and furnishing fabrics at wholesale prices. For divine inspiration, buy online or visit 15 Coronation Street, Rangiora.

DILANA RUG AND CARPET

MAREE HYNES INTERIORS & GIFTS

Dilana offers a diverse collection of quality contemporary rugs and carpets to suit all tastes, across a range of budgets. Limited edition rugs, designed by leading New Zealand artists, offer something truly unique; while affordable options deliver a range of colours and textures to suit all interiors. For inspiration and expert advice from the floorcovering specialists, visit the Dilana showroom at 102 Buchan Street or phone 03 366 5866.

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mareehynesinteriors.co.nz

Travelling far and wide in their mobile showroom, Maree Hynes Interiors offers a comprehensive range of design services including colour consultations, furniture placement, room styling and home staging. Now offering a $500 voucher towards a whole house curtain package, book a free measure and quote today. For 10% off wallpaper, furniture, lighting and homewares simply quote “Abode�, in store and online.


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BRYMAC TILES

ADMIRE INTERIORS

brymactiles.co.nz

admireinteriors.co.nz

In operation for over 40 years, Brymac Tiles has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to draw on. Offering an extensive range of luxury European tiles made from longlasting materials, at the best prices, Brymac Tiles provides a professional installation service that guarantees quality workmanship every time. Visit their showroom at 42 Durham Street for all your interior and exterior tiling solutions.

Inject drama and vitality into your interior spaces this season with Admire Interiors. Providing a full range of innovative interior solutions, encompassing design, colour consultancy, window treatments, wall coverings and upholstery services, Admire Interiors now proudly offers their clients custom-made furniture to suit all decor schemes. Visit their showroom at 68 Durham Street where your creativity is sure to be ignited.

KIT & CABOODLE

GREYWACKE INTERIORS

kitandcaboodle.co.nz

Combining luxury decor elements with impeccable style and design flair, Kit & Caboodle creates distinctive, timeless interiors. Select from a sumptuous array of international textiles, Kit & Caboodle exclusive furniture statement pieces and one-of-akind heirloom objects to create your own unique juxtaposition of old and new. Whatever your project, big or small, their team of experienced designers will help you realise your vision.

COCO GIFTS

greywacke-design.co.nz Specialising in bathroom, kitchen and furniture design, Greywacke Interiors also provides colour consultancy services, alongside a diverse offering of quality international textiles and wallpapers. With over 20 years' experience in all facets of interior design, their friendly and professional team can bring your ideas and aspirations to fruition, creating beautiful and functional spaces that reflect your individual style.

JANET BROWN

cocogifts.co.nz

janetbrown.co.nz

Offering a gorgeous selection of global homewares from the likes of Citta Design, CC Interiors, French Country, Le Forge, Maytime and OneWorld Collection, Coco Gifts has the perfect finishing touches to transform your house into a home. Delivering the highest level of customer service, the team enjoys sourcing extra special gifts for weddings and decor accents to complete your interior spaces.

Adding unique character to your interior spaces, Janet Brown offers a wide collection of furniture and homewares. Personally hand-picked from around the world and imported directly to their Wanaka warehouse, they offer wholesale prices to the public and nationwide delivery. Visit the Janet Brown warehouse in Wanaka for that inspiring special piece.

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ILAM FLORIST

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ilamflorist.co.nz

Embarking on a home decorating project but experiencing a colour conundrum? Resene's experienced colour experts are on-hand to help you successfully select colour combinations for your home that reflect your personality. Book a free in-store consultation, or make an appointment with a Resene colour expert to visit you at home – where they can combine Resene paints, wallpapers and accessories to harmonise with your existing furniture and decor elements.

With beautiful blooms to suit every momentous life occasion, Ilam Florist caters to your every floral whim. When words just aren't enough, Ilam Florist's team of passionate floral stylists can create stunning arrangements bursting with fresh, seasonal flowers. Offering same-day delivery within Christchurch, you'll also find the perfect gift, greeting card and homeware accents at 203 Waimairi Road, or simply order online. S E P T E M B E R /O C T O B E R 2 017

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If it’s uniquely crafted, high quality custom-made furniture and joinery you are looking for, then visit Rob at Furniture Dimensions.

From sleek, contemporary credenzas and coffee tables to built-in cabinetry including vanity units, wardrobes and entertainment units, Rob has an extensive portfolio of work to inspire.

105 Coleridge Street, Sydenham Christchurch

furnituredimensions.co.nz 03 366 7499


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Invest in the best As Abode’s architectural expert Greg Young explains, you can’t afford not to enlist an architect when building your own home; after all, it’s the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

M GREG YOUNG Architect and Managing Director of Young Architects

any people still mistakenly believe architects are a luxury reserved only for the wealthy. However, in reality, architects’ fees are only a small proportion of the overall budget, and are often no more than builders' margins. As Kevin McLeod of Grand Designs swears, ‘a good architect actually pays for themselves – more than once.’ The building is better. And it delivers much greater value. Considering your once-in-a-lifetime investment, and who to have on your team? Here is some food for thought.

EXPERT ADVICE There’s nothing like a good personal recommendation, so talk to your friends or scout out great architecture in your area that inspires you. Architecture is driven by people, for people, so arrange an informal chat over a coffee with a few different architects to get a feel for who you gel with and can transform your vision into a reality. Let your fingers do the walking and check out architecture websites, like ARCHIPRO and Houzz, for a wealth of inspiration and vital information on products and designers.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY In a well-designed home, the rooms and windows are positioned in accordance with the environment, and every part designed with respect to the building as a whole. As world-renowned architect Le Corbusier once said, ‘a house is a machine for living in’: on a practical level, a welldesigned house is more economical to run.

KEEP IT SIMPLE An architecturally designed home typically has a very simple roof form compared to a housing company home, with fewer materials on the walls. Simplifying form and proportion means extra detailing isn’t required to make a home interesting.

LIGHTER & BRIGHTER A house that considers its environment is not only sustainable; it’s more rewarding to live in. Room placement is a critical consideration in order to harness natural light, as is the placement of windows and roof overhangs.

INTERIORS DEFINED With the expertise of an architect, your home isn’t just designed from the outside; all internal spaces are considered too. This encompasses an array of elements that contribute to the overall success of interior spaces, like the play of light, the height of a ceiling, and the way the finishes interact with each other. 80

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TEAM EFFORT A team approach to design, that involves the engineers, landscape designers and builders early on in the design process, makes for a seamless package, as opposed to one that is disjointed and potentially expensive.

Q UA L I T Y C O N T R O L Senior architects enjoy being involved in projects from start to finish. This means being on site during the construction phase in order to oversee every last detail. An architect will help organise and analyse tender pricing, write construction contracts, manage payments and control cost variations.

L E G A L M AT T E R S When it comes to legal issues, an architect is certainly helpful to have on board if issues of liability or requirements from the council arise – which can present an unnecessary risk to homeowners and become very complicated.

A D D E D VA L U E An architecturally designed house has much greater value on the market than one that is poorly designed, even if they cost the same amount to build. 03 384 7879 | young.co.nz


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Design, Detail & Performance.

Master Builder: Frost Builders. Master Plasterer: Redrock Plastering Ltd.

In a world of ever changing values, there are still some things upon which you can rely. One of these is that Resene Construction Systems will continue to strive to produce the most innovative, performance based coatings and façade systems that we possibly can, whilst ensuring the professional skills applied to install our systems are the very best available for our clients. We are renowned for our paint and colour systems and now the Resene Construction Systems division offers the premium ROCKCOTE plaster façade systems, such as INTEGRA lightweight AC concrete and GRAPHEX thermal envelope façade systems. All of which are fully BRANZ appraised and incorporate the latest dry cavity technology. Resene Construction Systems - setting the industry benchmark, whilst protecting their clients most important investment – their home. .

Abode Issue 31 September/October 2017  
Abode Issue 31 September/October 2017