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life's a beach THE ULTIM ATE COASTAL RETREAT

ST YLE SECRETS

Identify your home style

GOING THE NAUTICAL MILE

Outdoor lounging staples for summer living

TABLE MANNERS

Create a lasting impression


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REATED TO A few balmy days recently, the promise of a long, hot summer is already in the air. And, so, it is fitting that we have touched on some key elements in this issue to help you prepare for a heady summer of fun in and out of the sun. Taking centre stage on our front cover is a characterful coastal hideaway belonging to one fortunate beach lover and his beloved furry, four-legged companion (page 48); and, a world away, yet still intimately connected with the water, we step inside a luxury lakeside boathouse (page 24). High in the Cashmere hills, a post-quake rebuild offers one couple a second chance (page 54), while a very different hilltop home in Halswell stands as a monument to one young builder’s craftsmanship (page 34). And, finally, a contemporary take on a pavilion-style home makes a distinct impression on a leafy Merivale street (page 40). Our regular lineup of must-have designer items (page 8) is destined to invigorate your home for summer; insider knowledge from one Sydney interior expert will unlock your unique home style (page 69); and our simple, yet effective paint effects tutorial will transport you to a dreamy holiday retreat without you having to leave home (page 12). Imbue your home with the spirit of summer with our inspired tips designed to maximise your outdoor living areas (page 22). Create the ultimate outdoor oasis with the help of the landscape design professionals (page 20). And, complete your outdoor experience with the best in nautical-inspired beanbags and holiday accessories (page 14). Whatever your plans this summer, give your abode – and the people in it – the love they deserve.

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L AKESIDE LUXURY

A contemporary and timeless boathouse meets the mark

34 TWO WORLDS COLLIDE An exclusive hillside home stands as a monument to quality craftsmanship

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PAVILION PAR EXCELLENCE

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PARADISE FOUND

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OPPORTUNIT Y KNOCKS

 ne Christchurch rebuild receives O the royal treatment and is given a second chance to shine

Renovation plans dashed, the quakes set the wheels in motion for building a brand new dream

A safe haven by the beach has been carefully crafted for one New Brighton homebody

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A NAUTICAL MILE

Seafaring workmanship anchors

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Coast as New Zealand’s premium outdoor lounging brand

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IMMACUL ATE CONCEPTION

Award-winning joinery adds the finishing touch to a luxe Fendalton kitchen

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ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS

A step-by-step guide to building from go to whoa

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MODERN SIMPLICIT Y

Functional, private outdoor living delivers maximum enjoyment with minimal fuss

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INTERIOR TRENDS

PAINT EFFECTS MASTERCL ASS

Create the ultimate beach-inspired holiday retreat at home this summer

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HOUSE MATTERS

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PL ACES WE LOVE

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A CHRISTMAS CL ASSIC

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ENTERTAINING IN ST YLE

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HOW TO

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THE GOOD LIFE

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Inspired finds for your home

Capitalise on your outdoor spaces by creating an outdoor oasis

Revitalise your interiors with our top hot spots

Cinnamon pavlova, praline cream and fresh figs

Make a lasting impression at the dinner table

Identify your home style

Best in books, beauty, art & culture

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Move into the modern age with home automation

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CHRISTMAS WREATH

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1. Like art print paperplanestore.com; 2. Nora breakfast plates (and matching mugs available) boconcept.com; 3. Haws watering can paperplanestore.com; 4. Rivoli sunlounger global-living.co.nz; 5. Urbanears Humlan headphones ballantynes.co.nz

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CASUAL CHIC OUTDOOR LOUNGING Enjoy outdoor lounging at its finest with the Kyoto collection from Lujo this summer. Handcrafted in New Zealand using high-performance, marine-grade Sunbrella fabric that’s water-resistant, colourfast and durable, the Kyoto range includes an outdoor beanbag, ottoman and footstool. Created to endure the harshest of outdoor environments, Lujo is synonymous with timeless style. lujo.co.nz

For a summer of fun, get yourself a stylish beach umbrella and matching carry bag from Sunday Supply Co. paperplanestore.com

IT’S A WRAP We swear by this luxuriously absorbent circular towel from Aussie company The Beach People. Available in six stylish designs, they double as blankets for those summer picnics on the beach, by the river and in your backyard. paperplanestore.com

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INTERIOR TRENDS

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Magnolia art print boconcept.co.nz; Vera Wang Bande wine decanter ballantynes.co.nz; Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Olive, Château Grey and Old Ochre fdb.co.nz; European fabrics fabrichouse.co.nz; Crosby furniture collection mareehynesinteriors.co.nz; French Country Vintage wine glass and tumbler cocogifts.co.nz.

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Use the free Fairview five-step guide at fairviewwindows.co.nz/guide to kick-start your next project, or head to fairviewwindows.co.nz for more inspiration.


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Paint effects masterclass

PA I N T WA S H WA L L This clever paint effect is a simple, cost effective way to revitalise any room. Achieve this effect by layering stripes using a small sponge roller, available from Resene ColorShops, over a paler hue for the whole wall.

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CREATE THE LOOK Marrying a cheery buttercup yellow with a selection of moody ocean hues, this statement wall provides a

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beach-inspired backdrop to this summery bedroom. For a harmonious look, pluck out a couple of colours from the feature wall

TOP TIP

Resene testpots are made using Resene Lumbersider, a low sheen paint. Opt for Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen to achieve a similar sheen for your walls (pictured here), or go for a subtle sheen contrast with Resene SpaceCote Flat in a luxurious matte finish so the paint effect really pops.

to use on the floor and a side table, and style using natural textiles; then complete the seaside holiday look with seashells and coral. Easy to master, this clever paint effect can be used to achieve a range of moods depending on your choice of colour palette. Experiment with earthy browns and shimmering gold for a desert feel or swamp greens and teak for a tribal look.

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Congratulations to our wonderful clients, fantastic staff and subcontractors.

CONTACT US: Phone: 03 358 6491 Visit: greggbuilders.co.nz Architectural Design • Quantity Surveying • Project Management • Interior Design • Design & Build • Property Sales


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A nautical mile F I R M LY A N C H O R E D I N T H E N A U T I C A L T R A D I T I O N S U P H E L D B Y T H E S U P E R YA C H T I N D U S T R Y, C O A S T H A S B R O U G H T I T S Q U A L I T Y S E A FA R I N G WORKMANSHIP ASHORE. WO R DS MA J K A K AI S ER

ADE IN NEW ZEALAND to the exacting standards of boat builders, Coast lifestyle collections add that all-important touch of luxury to the everyday. Working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most esteemed hotels, island resorts, international brands and superyachts, Coast has earned its reputation as the leading light in luxury designer goods around the globe. Offering a range of well-designed, handcrafted lifestyle products that includes outdoor beanbags, cushions, ottomans, wool blankets, linen throws and cotton towels, alongside a range of stylish canvas weekend bags, beach totes and leather wallets, Coast has become part of the vernacular on boats and in homes around New Zealand. Using only the highest quality marinegrade Sunbrella fabrics, and constructed with uncompromising attention to detail, Coast products are designed for everyday use and built to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The perfect companion for outdoor relaxation, by the pool, on the balcony, in the backyard, or at the beach, Coast has the ultimate outdoor accessories to complete your summer experience. coastnewzealand.com | mckenzieandwillis.co.nz

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Made with marine-grade Sunbrella canvas, stainless steel components, nubuck leather and waterproof lining, all Coast outdoor collections come with a 5-year exterior warranty and a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

isla collection

Available in five nature-inspired colourways, the Isla collection combines the comfort of the Marine Bean design with the added flexibility modular furniture offers. Choose from a chair, ottoman and lounger – which can be deployed individually or in combination with each other.

marine bean collection

The original outdoor beanbag, the Marine Bean is still a classic 11 years after its inception. Comprising beanbag, chair, ottoman and versatile ‘atoll’, the popularity of the collection is testament to the supreme comfort it delivers.

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AWARD-WINNING PERFORMANCE

Winning three accolades at the 2017 Master Joiners Awards, including the Supreme Award for this stunning contemporary kitchen, Advanced Joinery can work in collaboration with your designer or architect, or provide the full joinery package, from design to completion, for the whole home.

Immaculate conception M O R E T H A N T H R E E D E C A D E S O N , A D VA N C E D J O I N E R Y O W N E R G R E G AY E R S ’ PA S S I O N S T I L L R U N S H I G H W H E N I T C O M E S T O C R A F T I N G AWA R D -W I N N I N G J O I N E R Y S O L U T I O N S F O R C A N T E R B U R Y H O M E S . P H OTOG R AP H Y ANTH O N Y TU R N HAM O F S NAP! PH OTO G R APH Y

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design brief

A contemporary, yet classic kitchen that was in keeping with the overall style of our home, incorporating a separate or hidden preparation area, complete with premium quality materials and fittings. Full height cabinetry and backlit shelving was a must, as were quality integrated appliances for a seamless aesthetic.

favourite aspect

First and foremost, the functional design. I love the hidden workspace and the premium European appliances that make using the kitchen such a pleasure. And the large island, which provides a focal point, where we gather to read the paper over breakfast or entertain guests.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BESPOKE JOINERY? Bespoke joinery can elevate a home, giving it the ultimate luxe factor, while providing exceptional functionality. From kitchen cabinetry to bathroom vanities, walk-in wardrobes to wall-hung entertainment units, cleverly designed storage can be integrated into interiors, using a limitless choice of unique materials and achieving a seamless finish.

WHAT IS THE GREATEST MISCONCEPTION YOU FACE AS A CUSTOM JOINER? That bespoke, handcrafted joinery is an unaffordable luxury. Many people mistakenly assume custom-made solutions are prohibitively expensive; but that’s not the case at all. In the grand scheme of things, investing a little bit extra is well worth the outcome.

WHAT SETS ADVANCED JOINERY APART? We have built a solid reputation amongst designers, architects and our loyal clients over the years, for our industry knowledge of trends and products, combined with our immaculate attention to detail, and for consistently exceeding expectations. Members of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association NZ (NKBA), we are also certified by the Master Joiners Association to uphold the compliance standard (NZS: 4211) for all timber joinery on windows and doors, ensuring structural integrity for improved performance and longevity.

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the experience

We thoroughly enjoyed the process, and the result Advanced Joinery achieved surpassed all expectations. Their professional in-house designer, Kathryn Watson, listened carefully to all our ideas and encapsulated them within Sheppard & Rout Architecture’s magnificent design, which translated beautifully in the final outcome.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER? We offer clients the complete package: design, manufacture and installation of quality joinery to suit all styles and budgets. And, while we are well-equipped to undertake individual projects such as kitchen renovations, our speciality is providing joinery solutions for the whole home. This way, the style and materials chosen from the outset will create a harmonious look throughout. To ensure the clients’ vision is achieved and their timelines and budgets are carefully managed, our qualified joiners, experienced in-house designers and project managers work in closely, and collaborate with external designers and architects, and, of course, the clients. 03 348 7700 | advancedjoinery.co.nz N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 017

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Road map to success DESIGNING AND BUILDING LUXURY ARCHITECTUR AL HOMES, GREGG BUILDERS OFFERS HOMEBUILDERS T H E C O M P L E T E PA C K A G E . F R O M S I T E S E L E C T I O N , DESIGN AND BUILD, RIGHT THROUGH TO AFTERCARE S E R V I C E , C O L I N G R E G G B R E A K S D O W N T H E S O M E W H AT D A U N T I N G , Y E T R E WA R D I N G B U I L D I N G P R O C E S S . WO R DS MA J K A K AIS ER

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The two common forms of engagement are a fixed price contract and a negotiated contract. The former is a binding agreement that protects the client from any unexpected costs down the track, and the latter is for those who would like a greater level of engagement. Agreeing on a standard labour cost and margin, Gregg Builders then works alongside their client, reviewing and approving subcontractors, materials and costs along the way.

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BUDGET & PLANNING The first step when embarking on building your own home is to determine whether your proposed plans fall within your allocated budget. By running draft plans past Gregg Builders’ registered quantity surveyor, you will receive a ‘ball park figure’. If your proposed plans are not financially feasible they can be altered accordingly at this early stage before any more time and money is invested. And, once the necessary changes have been made, you can confidently take the next step of having your documentation finalised.

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Architects Contract, or The NZ Master Builders Contract. Given that Gregg Builders are registered Master Builders, either contract comes with a Master Build 10 Year Guarantee, which protects homebuilders against loss of deposit, non-completion, defective workmanship, rot and structural defects.


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COMPLETION When the building has reached completion Gregg Builders conducts a ‘defect’ walk-through to identify and remedy any imperfections. Professional cleaners are brought in before the final walk-through with the new homeowners.

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PROJECT DELIVERY Once the contract has been signed by both parties, Gregg Builders provides a start and completion date, alongside a payment schedule of estimated monthly accounts right through to completion.

Progress Reports

The quantity surveyor visits the site on a monthly basis to prepare a progress report that provides a comprehensive breakdown of work completed and materials used each month.

Invoicing

These costs are then transferred to an invoice, payable on or before the 20th of the following month, which also outlines payments to date and the outstanding balance. In the case of a negotiated contract, the outstanding balance may be a projected amount.

Communication

All building site offices are equipped with computers and internet to keep clients, project managers, architects, engineers and designers abreast of all the latest developments, no matter where they are in the world; and regular on-site meetings between the project manager, client and architect are meticulously documented as an ongoing record.

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AFTERCARE SERVICE

Standing by their quality workmanship, Gregg Builders provides ongoing support for homeowners and are on hand to answer any queries relating to services and features in their new home

With many options available to suit individual needs, Gregg Builders works in close collaboration with their clients to ensure the journey is a stress-free and enjoyable one every step of the way.

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N THE RECOMMENDATION OF both her builder and interior designer, Cecilia Widjaja approached Goom Landscapes to design the outdoor areas around her family’s new home. Working on a steep, sloping site with varying heights presented a fair few challenges for Goom landscape architect, Emma Johnston. Due to numerous height variations created by the building’s elevation, access to both the house and garage was tricky, says Emma. So too was achieving different heights in the tight space between the driveway, steps and the side access to the rear of the house, all while creating privacy from the neighbouring homes. And, as if this wasn’t enough to test Emma’s problem-solving abilities, the Fendalton home is situated right in the middle of a flood-risk

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zone, so careful planning was required in order to resolve drainage issues. Working in closely with Cecilia and her interior designer to ensure the flow between the interior and exterior spaces, Emma was able to translate their joint vision into a workable design. ‘So friendly and easy to deal with’, Cecilia says Emma was quick to respond to her ideas. On seeing Emma’s initial design, Cecilia only made one revision before giving her final approval to break ground. Not a keen gardener, but someone who enjoys the view of the garden from inside and who, occasionally, likes sitting outside to read a good book, it was imperative that the design achieve maximum impact with minimal effort.


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For maximum impact and minimal effort, a lush green carpet of artificial turf provides an area for lounging, while a deck made from a recycled HDPE composite creates a hard-wearing, fade-resistant, non-slip dining area off the interior living room.

This, Emma says, was largely solved by rolling out a perfectly manicured artificial lawn that requires very little maintenance. Providing privacy, intimacy and visual interest, concrete block panels punctuate the long stretch of landscaping along the home’s north-facing aspect. The vertical lines of the concrete panels were mirrored by Emma’s clever integration of a black metal screen and by maple trees planted parallel to the house; while the horizontal planes were highlighted with the use of large tiles, and the expanse of artificial lawn. Designed especially by Emma, the beautiful black metal privacy screen is a highlight for Cecilia – who can see out, comfortable in the knowledge that no-one can see in. Cecilia’s husband’s favourite spot is the barbeque area, while their young daughter now has enough space to ride her bike around under the watchful eye of her mother from the kitchen. For their first build and landscaping experience, Cecilia says the whole team at Goom was incredibly professional, ‘going above and beyond’ to get the job done with fabulous results. From conception to completion, the family’s experience working with Goom was a thoroughly enjoyable one, and finishing ahead of schedule was just another bonus. And Goom’s involvement continues. Aftercare service and ongoing maintenance is all part of the package Goom can provide; and, considering that with this fee the garden is even more economical than her previous one – a garden that was half the size – Cecilia says it is ‘worth every penny’. Having overcome all obstacles, Emma reflects on the final outcome. ‘I love the long layout of the garden that runs parallel to the living area and master bedroom.’ Offering a front row seat to the seasonal changes afforded by Emma’s careful plant selection, this is a ‘fun, vibrant space’ to be enjoyed all year round. 0800 466 657 | goom.nz

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Outdoor oasis WITH THE PROMISE OF SUMMER, AND THE FESTIVE SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, IT’S TIME TO MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL OF YOUR OUTDOOR AREA.


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HETHER YOU HAVE A porch, patio or pool, there’s plenty you can do to improve your outdoor experience at home and add value when it comes time to sell.

TAKE A SEAT

MIKE PERO Chief Executive, Mike Pero Real Estate

It is time to liberate your outdoor furniture from storage, and make any necessary repairs to torn upholstery and treat fading wooden pieces to a moisturising coat of oil. If your outdoor furniture has seen better days, it may be time to give yourself an early Christmas gift and invest in a new set. Think carefully about how you use your outdoor areas. Consider a table and chairs for al fresco dining, sun loungers for beside the pool, outdoor bean bags made from quality nautical fabric, and occasional stools and coffee tables for relaxing in the shade. Then consider the various configurations that best allow for high traffic areas, and designate different zones with an outdoor rug.

EXPERT TIP

Keep an immaculate lush lawn all year round with a smart automated mowing system, or for smaller areas consider laying artificial grass, which looks as good as the real thing with no maintenance or watering required. CLEAR THE DECKS Attending to maintenance at the beginning of the season will stand you in good stead for the rest of summer so you can fully enjoy the good life at home. If you have a timber deck or porch, a fresh lick of paint or stain will revitalise these spaces. Hiring a water blaster from your local home depot is an easy and effective way to refresh concrete patios, driveways and paths. If you have a pool, now is the time to ensure all the pumps are working and the pool chemicals are balanced.

GREEN FINGERS It’s that time of year to get planting and re-potting to create the ultimate lush outdoor oasis. Potted plants, shrubs, herbs and flowers can add a burst of colour to otherwise unadorned spaces, and, if space is at a premium, walled or vertical gardens can be created with relative ease to camouflage unsightly fences. Hang trailing plants in baskets or woven macramé hangers to add interest and soften architectural features.

ENTERTAINER'S DREAM For more substantial, long-lasting additions that will completely transform your outdoor living spaces, you may wish to enlist the services of a seasoned landscape architect. Choose a company that offers the complete design package, from plant selection, to hardscaping, to installation of pergolas, louvres, swimming pools, built-in barbeques and outdoor fireplaces. Or, for the Kiwi DIY approach, there are fabulous design blogs to browse where you’ll find endless inspiration to spark your creativity.

0800 500 123 | mikepero.com Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)


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One Canterbury couple proudly lays claim to a contemporary and timeless award-winning home by Metzger Builders Limited (MBL). WO R DS MA J K A K AIS ER

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HEN ONE COUPLE’S Southshore home was condemned following the quakes, they sought solid ground to the north of the city and prepared to embark on a new chapter. Offering them a similar outdoor lifestyle and connection with nature to the one they’d grown accustomed to by the beach, the site in Clearwater also came with magnificent vistas. With the Port Hills to the south and emerald expanses of Clearwater’s putting green across the lake to the north, the pair had found their perfect patch. Their brief was simple: a bright, sunny family home, designed in sympathy with the surrounding

‘boathouse-style’ dwellings, that embraced the natural environment and promoted effortless entertaining indoors and out, year round. During the tender process, the couple say they had a good feeling about Mark and Ali Metzger from the get-go. And, with total confidence in their abilities to deliver the ‘unparalleled finish’ they sought, the pair secured MBL as the main contractor. Taking the reins once construction began, the team at MBL project managed the entire build. Transparent and regular communication was achieved through weekly progress updates with the clients that often included suggestions for improvements throughout.

PlaceMakers provided a comprehensive range of building materials and hardware products for this stunning home built by Metzger Builders. Visit PlaceMakers Cranford Street today for expert advice on our products and service we offer.

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Bespoke oak veneer cabinetry stained with Resene Fuscous Grey paired with stainless steel benchtops provides the backdrop to a handsome solid oak butcher’s block island, all custom made by Fineline Joinery.

Communication, Mark says, is the vital ingredient that shapes the success of any building project. And, in order to remain on schedule and within budget, Mark played the pivotal role, liaising between the clients, his building team and subcontractors at every step. Through their dedication and meticulous attention to the finer details, the homeowners say the building team showed ‘enormous pride’ in their work. Their friendly approach and industrious work ethic made for a pleasant and engaging experience with rewarding results. The Celcrete Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) panel system from Celcrete Cladding Solutions gives the boathouse’s exterior its pristine finish. As Lightweight Concrete (LWC) Building Systems specialists with the longest standing vented cavity system on the market, Celcrete Cladding Solutions are favoured by homeowners, architects, architectural designers, housing companies and independent builders alike. Specialising in the supply and installation of New Zealand’s highest quality lightweight concrete cladding and reinforced plaster system: this solid,

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on board to guide the couple through the selection of materials and the colour palette, right through to choosing specific furniture pieces, lighting, textiles and artwork – which, combined, give the home its contemporary, yet timeless appeal. Davinia Sutton from Detail by Davinia Sutton designed the award-winning kitchen and interior barbeque area to meet the couple’s everyday needs. With a front and rear kitchen, the space has the capacity to expand to allow for entertaining on a larger scale. As a nod to the homeowner’s trade as a butcher, white brick tiles form the backdrop to stainless steel worktops, which are paired with oak veneer kitchen cabinetry stained with Resene Fuscous Grey. Handcrafted and installed by Fineline Joinery Canterbury, the pièce de résistance is the handsome solid oak butcher’s block, which does double duty as both the focal point and the dividing element between the kitchen and the dining area beyond. The hub and heart of the modern home, the kitchen design and aesthetic eloquently strikes a fine balance between the utilitarian and the opulent, with the addition of designer cage pendant lights from Foscarini as the final flourish. Creating a warm and inviting ambience in the five living areas is the Escea DX1000 multiroom gas

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fireplace. Escea’s clever heat ducting technology captures up to 90% of all available heat it generates and returns it back into the room. Its award-winning design also lends an air of timeless sophistication to the home’s modern aesthetic. The master bedroom’s spacious His and Hers walk-in robe features Simply Wardrobes’ Cabinet Wardrobe System. For optimal organisation, the pair chose a few useful additions from the Simply Wardrobes accessory range, including pullout valet pins and a retractable ironing board, as well as a felt-lined jewellery drawer for her, and tie and belt drawer for him. The couple’s master en suite – also designed by Davinia Sutton – is the ultimate oasis. A place ‘to restore and linger in’‚ Davinia says, clean lines and sleek surfaces were achieved through the careful selection of bathroom fixtures and fittings courtesy of Oakleys Plumbing Supplies. Guided by Davinia’s choice of products for the fives bathrooms, including the award-winning guest en suite, Oakleys supplied all luxury Italian tapware from Fantini Milano, including wall mounted taps over the basins, and the sleek and sophisticated freestanding Apaiser Sublime Bath. A Vola overhead shower rose was paired with the Fantini Mint shower sliders, while the New Zealandmade DCS Siroco modular heated towel rails were chosen for their simple, modern form. And, in the

BATH The freestanding Apaiser Sublime Bath, from Oakleys Plumbing Supplies, was chosen for its generous, organic proportions and quality reclaimed marble form that lends an air of understated luxury to this lakeside retreat. Beautifully handcrafted, the Apaiser bathware collection is focused on high-performing products, and the Sublime range offers natural, elegant forms that are ideal for contemporary homes. BATHROOM TILES Employed throughout much of the home for its warmth and tactile qualities, the large format tile, Sabbia Salar White Naturale Rett, from Provenza’s Zero range, from BellaRoc, is paired with a series of different tiles in each of the fives bathrooms, creating harmony between them, while offering a unique look for each.

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powder room, the Apaiser Sanctum Nimbus Stone Vessel Basin provides a stylish focal point. Installing the water reticulation system to facilitate the immediate flow of hot water from the tap, Andy MacDonald of MacDonald Plumbing also worked in close collaboration with Davinia Sutton to reposition all tile modules – with the utmost attention to detail – to align perfectly with all fixtures and fittings in each bathroom. Creating continuity throughout the home’s main thoroughfares and all five bathrooms, BellaRoc supplied Italian floor tiles from the Provenza Zero range, chosen for its warmth and tactile quality; while exquisite negative detailing was achieved on both interior and exterior stair treads and patio using handcrafted tiles from the same range. And, exclusive to BellaRoc, Azulej tiles from the Mutina range were used to line the floors in the downstairs powder room and lift car. Offering supreme comfort and warmth underfoot, luxurious Cavalier Bremworth carpets were rolled out in all main living areas as well as the four bedrooms, dressing rooms and lobby; while the preeminently cost-effective and durable needlepunch carpet from Irvine – Crazy XL, in Anthracite – was laid on the floors in the garage, storeroom and gymnasium. All carpets were supplied and installed by Nextdore. Designing and installing all electrical and automated systems throughout the luxury home, Phil Le Poidevin of Elite Automation says, by using the best possible components - such as HDL, Blink, Axium and B&W - they are able to ensure optimal performance. From the automated blinds to the audio visual components to all data and wifi elements, Elite Automation has created the ultimate smart home that simplifies modern life. And, working alongside the MBL team and various other subcontractors, Phil says that ‘the unity required for a job well done invariably makes jobs like this very rewarding.’ Independent Doors supplied all internal doors, cavity sliders and robemakers. Creating continuity throughout the home, American White Oak solid core veneer was used on all internal pre-hung doors, finished with pine door jambs and fixed pin hinges; while the oversized cavity sliders, also in oak timber

Taking in the views across the lake, the couple enjoy playing a round of golf on a fine day and love relaxing on the deck of the separate boathouse that hovers above the lake.

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veneer, were used to separate different living zones. Providing excellent thermal performance for the windows throughout the lakeside home, Rylock Pacific Thermal PRO Suite Windows, in natural anodised silver with a sheer finish, were selected, and Rylock Eurosliders and Eurostacker doors with Smoothtech systems were selected for their superb easy sliding function. Throughout, flush sills and flatfaced frames complement the home’s contemporary style. And, creating a seamless finish, the expansive glazed roof incorporates doors that disappear into a hidden cavity. Taking in the views across the lake, the couple enjoy playing a round of golf on a fine day and love relaxing on the deck of the separate boathouse that hovers above the lake. Benefitting from its own kitchen, they say it’s an ideal isolated spot for dinner parties, away from the main house, which makes it feel like ‘being on holiday without having to travel far from home’. With a glass of wine in hand, sheltered from the biting nor’easterly wind, the pair has found solid footing on their new patch of paradise.

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DECK Built for entertaining, the expansive L-shaped deck – accessible from the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, as well as the formal sitting room and master bedroom – is designed to maximise the impressive panoramic vistas across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps beyond.

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CONCRETE WALL Johnny’s favourite aspect of his self-built home is the raw concrete internal wall that creates an industrial backdrop to the striking monochromatic handrails.

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EARCHING FAR AND wide for the next home project to sink their teeth into, Johnny and Chloe Newble fell in love with semi-rural Kennedys Bush. A world away from a city in the grips of a postquake transformation, the cacophony created by commercial building and road works soon gives way to open roads snaking through peaceful pastures where horses graze and spring lambs frolic. Offering all the benefits associated with the rural idyll without farmland ownership, and only a half-hour drive from the central city, Kennedys Bush encompasses the best of both worlds. And, with a number of scenic walks and bike tracks nearby, and Halswell Quarry on their doorstep, the location is heaven sent. The couple’s plan was to create a spacious four-bedroom home, which would work equally well for a family or professional couple, in a striking monochromatic palette, softened with natural and raw materials like timber and unpolished concrete. At the outset the young couple had no children – something that would change over the course of the project. Amidst the excitement of planning their new home, the pair welcomed, Emma, the new addition to their family. Now, with their 15-month-old ‘little hurricane’ tottering around, the future-proofing 36

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EXTERIOR To create visual interest, the exterior employs a mix of natural stone schist and stained vertical shiplap cedar weatherboard, with a white plaster finish on structural walls, which also serves to highlight the distinct box forms.

aspects integrated into the original brief are paying off. The very nature of the hillside locale dictated the double storey configuration, and to capture the stunning views across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps beyond, many of the rooms have been positioned to enjoy the ever-changing cityscape. Upstairs is home to a nursery or home office, powder room and the master suite; as well as a generously proportioned open-plan kitchen (with hidden pantry), dining and living space, and formal sitting room – all of which open out onto the expansive L-shaped deck. With a wealth of experience under his belt as director of JN Building, Johnny is accustomed to building high-end architectural hillside homes, and relished making his mark on the area by building his very own. As project manager, builder and client, Johnny was involved every step of the way, and, to complete the project, he called on the loyal crew of subcontractors with whom he has developed solid working relationships over the years – all while negotiating the new demands that fatherhood brings. Bespoke Architecture was brought on board to design and document all technical aspects and to oversee the construction drawings and computer modelling. The pair describe their experience working with the award-winning architectural practice as ‘awesome’, and say any changes they made to the initial concept drawings were easily accommodated as they navigated their way through the design process under Bespoke’s professional guidance. Building from architectural plans day in, day out, Johnny says their plans are the best he’s ever seen; every last detail documented so fastidiously in the working drawings that a single phone call was all that was required to clarify one tiny point. On a build 38

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of this magnitude, with so many complex elements, Johnny was suitably impressed. ‘To the naked eye it may appear to be a very simple design, but building on a hill site demands meticulous planning to account for a myriad of hidden engineering details’, Johnny shares. Besides the challenges that an unexpected, yet delightful pregnancy presented during the project, everything went according to plan. ‘Good planning results in great projects’, says Johnny; and with reliable systems in place, JN Building is well versed in building and managing projects of this scale. As darkness descends, the city puts on a twinkling light display, and all through winter and into spring the snow-capped mountain ranges can be marvelled at from numerous spots around the home: Chloe’s favourite being in the master bedroom where she can drink in the panoramic vista while enjoying her morning cup of tea.

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GARDEN (OPPOSITE) Retaining the original landscaping was important to the owners, so the building team and numerous subcontractors working on and around the site were careful not to disturb the established gardens. Working around and protecting the two mature trees at the front of the property involved a lengthy consent process and a team of arborists visiting the site, and builder Patrick Coughlan was able to guide the homeowners through this.

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HEN THEY FIRST bought their modest 1950s bungalow in Merivale, Simone and Guy had grand plans to renovate; but the seismic events of 2010 and 2011 changed all that. Having fallen in love with the area, surrounded as it is by beautiful homes and close to the central city and schools, they also appreciated the site’s sunny nor’west aspect; so, when the earthquakes caused irreparable damage to their home, the couple decided to stay put – seizing the opportunity to build the contemporary, pavilion-style home they’d always dreamed of. The pair’s shared love of ‘symmetry, simplicity and clean lines – combined with natural materials and neutral tones’ – set the tone for the look and feel of the building and its interiors. Inspired by the classic farm-style pavilion, they set about enlisting the services of a builder to realise their vision. With a keen appreciation for Patrick Coughlan’s quality workmanship, they were ‘very impressed’ with Pat’s professional approach during the tender process, and say that what ultimately won them over was his ‘detailed and comprehensive’ presentation. With Coughlan Construction at the helm, Pat was onsite regularly to oversee the day-to-day operations.

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The pair’s shared love of ‘symmetry, simplicity and clean lines – combined with natural materials and neutral tones’ – set the tone for the look and feel of the building and its interiors. Ensuring timeframes and budgets were maintained throughout, Pat managed the logistics of Coughlan Construction’s own building team alongside the numerous subcontractors, all while keeping the clients abreast of progress and any important decisions that required their input. And, as the construction journey unfolded, the couple’s faith increased as they marvelled at Pat’s meticulous attention to detail, his professionalism and his ability to find creative solutions to any problem. ‘If something wasn’t quite right, he always provided us with options and enough time to achieve the outstanding result we have today’, Simone recounts. From the street, classic gables are juxtaposed with sharp contemporary lines, which Pats says create ‘something quite unique’. The cedar cladding has been aged to create a ‘blonded’ effect, while the

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dark roofline, colour-matched to the soffits, achieves the illusion that the roof is floating atop the white plaster form beneath. Providing the bulk of building materials, PlaceMakers Cranford Street has a proven track record with builders across Christchurch for their professional approach and efficiency. From loose timber, frames and trusses, to exterior cladding and precast concrete, to interior linings, insulation and plasterboard, PlaceMakers Cranford Street offers the best products and service – to ensure the job gets done well and on time. Before construction could begin, however, the original quake-stricken home had to be demolished by Mathias Excavation, who then excavated the site and installed a gravel building platform in preparation for the new foundation to be laid. Credit to Pat’s astute organisational skills as project manager, Greg Mathias says they were ‘in and out in good time’ – to the delight of the homeowners, who were eager to see their new home begin to take shape. Southern Foundations’ owner, Bevan McKeich says the civil engineer’s design called for a waffle style concrete floor to be laid in order to meet the new stringent post-quake codes that building on a TC2 site requires. Filled with polystyrene pods, this style of concrete slab has extra steel reinforcement to withstand any future ground movement. Seeking a beautiful modern look for hard

BEDROOM A small piece of history from the original home was given a new lease of life, with the old Rimu floorboards forming a characterful backdrop to the couple’s master suite.

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We welcome enquiries for all aspects of concrete work including repair, resurfacing and new projects. We offer a no obligation pricing service and can quote on site or from plans. landscaping areas, including the driveway, patio and paths, the couple opted for an exposed aggregate concrete, which was poured and polished by Affordable Concrete. As with many of the subcontractors involved, Affordable Concrete says they enjoy working side-by-side with Pat and his highly organised team to achieve outstanding, longlasting results. Stepping across the home’s threshold, a contemporary atrium is a highlight for both the builder and homeowners. Employing a winning combination of materials, a floor-to-ceiling glazed panel directly opposite the front door provides views out towards the rear garden, and is flanked by two feature walls – one clad in cedar, the other with a roughcast concrete finish. Divided by the atrium, the home comprises two wings: one leading to the sleeping quarters above the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, which spills out onto the timber decking; the other wing dedicated to a recreation room for the couple’s two young boys. Working in close collaboration with Simone and Guy, Misco Joinery manufactured and installed the bespoke joinery throughout the kitchen and laundry, as well as the walk-in wardrobes and window seat in the master bedroom. Tempered by the warmth of the natural timber flooring, the open-plan kitchen employs a carefully edited mix of materials within a smart monochrome colour palette. The custom-made white acrylic island benchtop with waterfall ends is the focal feature, while white subway tiles arranged in a herringbone

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pattern add subtle textural interest to the kitchen splashback above industrial stainless steel preparation spaces. Kitted out with top quality European appliances and storage systems, such as the Häfele tandem pantry and twin bins, the kitchen, with scullery behind, offers the couple a modern, functional preparation and cooking space that connects with the open-plan dining and living area beyond. Keeping the home warm in winter and cool in summer, heat pumps and ventilation systems were installed by Electra-Call Canterbury, alongside home theatre and lighting systems. Striking the balance between aesthetics and affordability, a mix of Clipsal Saturn and Legrand Excel Life switchgear was selected, and cost-effective and efficient LED task lighting was combined with ambient feature lighting to enhance the beauty of the natural materials featured throughout the home. ‘A real pleasure to build’, Pat says that being able to successfully translate his clients’ vision into a rewarding outcome, while managing expectations along the way, has made for an enjoyable journey for both Coughlan Construction and his happy clients. 46

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UST A STONE’S THROW from the dunes and crashing waves is where Pete Sealey built his very first home on Rocking Horse Road in 1975. Raising his family in the humble A-frame house, he and his wife, Sue, had always planned to build again – on a smaller scale – once the kids had flown the coop and they’d retired. However, this dream was shattered with Sue’s sudden death in 2012. However, in the wake of the tragedy – and not long after Pete had retired from Air New Zealand after 45 years of service – he bravely picked up the pieces of his broken dream and forged ahead. After tossing numerous ideas around, ranging from waterfront apartments in nearby Sumner or

on the Gold Coast, Pete came full circle and chose to stick with the original plan: to subdivide the property, sell the family home, and build on the remaining section – a space that had played host to many backyard cricket matches over the years. Using the building project as an instrument of healing, Pete navigated his way through the pain by keeping busy and surrounding himself with people. The light at the end of the tunnel – that is, the promise of his new home – propelled him forward. But, he says, the journey was just as important as the final outcome. ‘Friends for years’, Pete says that bringing Brighton builder Bruce Tait of Tait Construction on board was a ‘no brainer’, as his reputation for quality

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workmanship is ‘second to none’. Thrilled to have Bruce at the helm, Pete asked his trusted builder to recommend an architect to bring his vision to life, and although Bruce had never worked with Bespoke Architecture before, it was a punt both he and Pete were glad they took. Owing to Bruce’s ability to preempt issues and plan accordingly, there were no hiccups or delays. Running like a well-oiled machine and inspiring confidence at every turn, Bruce worked with his son, Paul, and engaged Pete throughout the process. With 45 years as an aircraft engineer under his belt, Pete describes himself as a ‘fastidious perfectionist’, and his deep respect and appreciation for quality workmanship is evident as he talks about his journey with the building crew who quickly became his second family. A basic ‘box on top of boxes’ was the rough concept Pete brought to Bespoke Architecture, who then presented Pete with drawings and a computer model that addressed the vital structural elements and filled in the interior details. Pete was awestruck by Bespoke’s ability to translate his ideas, and their understanding of the seaside locale. ‘When I saw the drawings, I just about fell off my chair! It was exactly what I’d envisaged.’ At the end of a long driveway, framed by towering trees, the statuesque two-storey home is clad in a striking combination of stained cedar and crisp white plaster. Favoured among builders as a low maintenance, high performance exterior cladding solution, Rockcote Integra lightweight concrete from Resene Construction Systems provides the building with a weather-tight envelope. And, for a premium

STAIRCASE Expert advice from Handrail Solutions guided Pete in his choice of handrail profiles to finish the look of the striking staircase. The custom handrail was fabricated onsite using a thin stainless steel profile, chosen to complement glazing and other fixtures throughout the home. Tough and durable, stainless steel remains the favoured choice of material when it comes to handrails.

BATHROOM The downstairs en suite features a luxurious freestanding bath that is complemented by a feature wall of Piemme Castlestone Muretto tiles in grey, and offset by Ascot Lollipop tiles in white – both from Brymac Tiles. Installed by Greg Holdaway of GPH Tiling, grouting throughout the foyer and both bathrooms was colour-matched to the selected tiles and a special wet-seal waterproofing membrane was applied to the upstairs shower room.

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The design and choice of materials were largely dictated by the often hostile coastal environment.

hand-applied finish, this lightweight and durable concrete plaster facade was applied with precision by Mark McCormick from Frame Contracting, one of Resene Construction System's licensed professionals. The design and choice of materials were largely dictated by the often hostile coastal environment, which demanded: hardy materials to endure the corrosive salty air, higher levels of structural reinforcement to withstand the ‘wicked’ easterlies that whip along the coastline and to stand up to the challenges that building on sand presents. Complying with Flood Management Legislation presented Bespoke with yet another design puzzle to solve. So that it sits at the minimum floor level to satisfy legal requirements, the house needed to be elevated – to sit slightly above the floor level of the garage. And, due to the differing floor levels, between the dwelling and the garage, a slip joint was constructed to limit any damage caused by future seismic events. As Bespoke says, the ‘funky form’ of this simple, yet well-considered contemporary home harnesses all available sunlight, capitalises on the stunning coastal views and is snugly ensconced within the dense native bush that Pete has lovingly cultivated over the years in preparation for this moment. A modern glass, timber and stainless steel staircase leads to the first floor above, and to a separate ground floor apartment that Pete plans to rent out as an Airbnb rental. Containing a master bedroom, en suite with freestanding bath, office, kitchenette, and living area opening onto a shaded deck, the lush vegetation creates an oasis that calms the mind and nourishes the soul. Ascending the staircase to the floor above where Pete lives, sunlight floods the open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, which can be extended on two sides by sliding back the glass doors – making this Pete’s favourite space on sunny days, when he’s not tending to the garden. Pete adores the close proximity to the ocean. On his daily walks with his beloved four-legged, furry companion, Euchre, he enjoys fossicking for sand dollars, seashells and whatever flotsam and jetsam the sea offers up. While building a home for one wasn’t the plan, Pete is satisfied to have created ‘a monument to Sue’ that she would have been proud of. 52

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INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT ARCHITECT Bespoke Architecture 03 982 7575 bespoke-architecture.co.nz BUILDER Tait Construction 027 436 1722 EXTERIOR PLASTERING Frame Contracting 03 741 1738 framecontracting.co.nz Resene Construction Systems 0800 50 70 40 reseneconstruction.co.nz HANDRAIL Handrail Solutions 03 313 9954 handrailsolutions.co.nz TILER Greg Holdaway GPH Tiling Ltd 021 030 2078

GARDEN An avid gardener, Pete has spent the past forty years propagating native trees, which now provide a lush canopy over his new dwelling.

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Receiving the royal treatment from DJ Hewitt Builders, one quake-stricken home was given a second chance to shine. WO R DS MA J K A K AIS ER

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Providing the new home with a much-needed quarter-century update to align with demands of modern living, there was scope to introduce modern creature comforts like all-new integrated appliances in the kitchen and laundry, louvres over the outdoor dining area, and thicker insulation in the floors, walls and roof. The size of the balcony was increased, and the whole structure elevated to make the most of the spectacular cityscape stretching out across the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps beyond. With the neighbour’s retaining wall butting up against the quake-damaged home, the experienced crew at Trevor Stevens Excavations worked methodically and sensitively around it so as not to disturb the existing wall. Following this successful manoeuvre, and subsequent demolition of the old home, Trevor’s team set about excavating the rocky hill site and backfilling it in preparation for the foundation to be constructed. One of the original home’s unusual features – the curved roof – was retained, and the building’s exterior was given a pristine new skin with the application of Rockcote Integra lightweight concrete from Resene Construction Systems. Providing the

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While many materials and design elements had to remain the same, there were some small elements the couple chose to retain. In homage to their original home, the handsome pair of solid rimu pivot-hung doors adds a touch of rustic charm to the strikingly modern abode.


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building with a superior weather-tight membrane, the treatment is both durable and low-maintenance. Hand-applied by Get Plastered, one of Resene Construction System’s licensed professionals, this high-performing material is cost effective and offers a smart cladding solution. While Daryl was responsible for all matters pertaining to construction, his wife, Tara Hewitt, was on hand to guide the couple through all interior elements. This involved improving the layout within the existing footprint, as well as narrowing down the choice of colours, fixtures and fittings for the couple to choose from, and even extended to visiting suppliers in order to obtain the right price, within the couple’s budget, that also complied with insurance regulations. Working alongside Tara, all bathroom fixtures and fittings were sourced from Oakleys Plumbing Supplies. Methven tapware from the Koha and Aroha collections were selected for the home’s master bathroom, en suite and powder room, for a sleek, classic-yet-modern look, and these were paired with New Zealand made heated towel rails by DC Short. Creating the ultimate oasis to unwind and luxuriate in, VCBC’s freestanding natural stone Sonit bath was chosen for its curvaceous shape, silky smooth finish and generous proportions. Hand

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polished, its stone composite form is both solid, yet elegant, and is offset by large format square Compact Grafito tiles with a vertical panel featuring Musestone Argento mosaics, both from Brymac Tiles. Tiling the floors in the kitchen, dining, laundry and entryway, as well as all three bathrooms, Jeff Ellis of JE Tiling says the vertical tiled feature panel behind the bath in the master bathroom presented the greatest challenge. As the chosen


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The new incarnation delivers ‘just that little bit of everyday luxury’, which has made the journey well worthwhile.

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• Foundation excavation • Hill and flat section work • Rock breaking • Commercial site works • Demolition • Shingle supply • Cartage • Digger hire We work to quotes or to hourly rates

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tiles were irregular in nature, due to their three dimensional, textural quality, it required patience and painstaking positioning of each tile to ensure a perfect finish with no gaps. For bespoke frameless glass solutions throughout the new home, Glassforce measured, manufactured and installed all frameless glass components. From the full-height glass panel on the deck, to all internal and external balustrades with stainless steel handrails, to the safety mirrors in the bathrooms and the white laminated glass between internal rooms, all Glassforce products are fully compliant with the rigorous post-quake standards. All joinery components in the kitchen, laundry, bathrooms, as well as the stairs, window seat and internal doors were designed, manufactured and installed by Advanced Joinery. Working closely with Daryl’s wife, Tara Hewitt, who assisted the couple with all interior aspects, Advanced Joinery added its award-winning touch in all these areas. The skilled workmanship provided by Broomfield Quality Stoppers ensured a premium finish on all interior plastering. High-end architectural builds such as this one present a number of challenging, yet rewarding aspects, says Director Paul Lally; and it is particularly satisfying working alongside a dedicated team of

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INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT AIR CONDITIONING Active Refrigeration 03 339 2617 activerefrigeration.co.nz BATHROOM FITTINGS Oakleys Plumbing Supplies 03 379 4750 oakleysplumbing.co.nz BUILDER DJ Hewitt 03 384 7470 djhewitt-builders.co.nz EXCAVATION Trevor Stevens Excavations 027 434 0773 EXTERIOR PLASTERING Get Plastered 027 243 6246 Resene Construction Systems 0800 50 70 40 reseneconstruction.co.nz builders and subcontractors towards a common goal. With over 15 years’ experience working alongside Daryl, Paul says his team are dedicated to achieving a consistent premium finish in preparation for painting. Graham Wilson of GreyTone Painters and Decorators used Resene Waterborne Enamel on all walls and oil based enamel on trims and doors to withstand daily wear and tear, and achieve a high quality finish. Graham's favourite aspect in the new home is the curved ceiling above the solid Rimu pivot-hung doors, which was painted in Resene Waterborne Enamel to match the walls throughout. The living room maintains a comfortable ambient temperature throughout the changing seasons with a floor-mounted heat pump console from Daikin. Offering quiet, energy efficient heating and air conditioning, it was installed by the team at Active Refrigeration, whose highly skilled engineers work hard to create innovative heating and cooling solutions for homes across New Zealand. Although their new home registers aspects of the original dwelling, both Helen and Lindsay say the new incarnation delivers ‘just that little bit of everyday luxury’, which has made the journey well worthwhile.

GLASS & MIRRORS Glassforce 03 384 3077 glassforce.co.nz INTERIOR PLASTERING Broomfield Quality Stoppers 021 669 215 broomfieldqualitystoppers.co.nz JOINERY Advanced Joinery 03 348 7700 advancedjoinery.co.nz PAINTERS GreyTone Painters & Decorators 021 354 803 TILER J E Tiling 027 228 0867 TILES Brymac Tiles 03 366 8187 brymactiles.co.nz

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INGREDIENTS (Serves: 10-12) 20g flaked almonds 50g dark cooking chocolate (70% cocoa solids) finely chopped 600g fresh figs, cut into 1cm discs 3 tbsp honey Meringue 125g egg whites (from 3 large eggs) 125g caster sugar 100g dark muscovado sugar 1½ tsp ground cinnamon

Praline Cream 50g flaked almonds or chopped pistachios 80g caster sugar 2 tbsp water 200ml double cream 400g mascarpone

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C Fan/Gas Mark 3. 2. Spread out all the almonds (for both the pavlova and the praline, 70g) on a baking tray and toast for 7-8 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven, divide into two piles (20g for the pavlova, 50g for the praline) and set aside to cool. 3. Reduce the oven temperature to 120°C/100°C Fan/Gas Mark ½. Cover a large baking tray with baking parchment and trace a circle, about 23cm in diameter, on to the paper. Turn the paper over so the drawn-on side is facing down but still visible.

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Cinnamon pavlova, praline cream and fresh figs A G U A R A N T E E D T R I U M P H AT T H E C H R I S T M A S TA B L E , W E T U R N T O C U L I N A R Y M A S T E R , Y O TA M O T T O L E N G H I A N D H I S L O N G -T I M E C O L L A B O R AT O R , H E L E N G O H , F O R A U N I Q U E TA K E O N A K I W I C L A S S I C .

This edited excerpt comes from Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh. Published by Ebury Press and distributed by Penguin Random House in New Zealand, Sweet is available from all good book stores.

4. First make the meringue. Pour enough water into a medium saucepan so that it rises a quarter of the way up the sides: you want the bowl from your electric mixer to be able to sit over the saucepan without touching the water. Bring the water to a boil. Place the egg whites and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk by hand to combine. Reduce the heat under the saucepan so that the water is just simmering, then set the mixer bowl over the pan, making sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Whisk the egg whites continuously by hand until they are warm, frothy and the sugar is melted, about four minutes, then transfer back to the electric mixer with the whisk attachment in place and whisk on a high speed for about five minutes, until the meringue is cool, stiff and glossy. Add the cinnamon and whisk to combine. 5. Spread the meringue inside the drawn circle, creating a nest by making the sides a little higher than the centre. Place in the oven and bake for three hours, then switch off the oven but leave the meringues inside until they are completely cool: this will take about two hours. Once cool, remove from the oven and set aside. 6. Place the chocolate into a small heatproof bowl and set it over a small saucepan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir occasionally until melted. Cool slightly, then brush the chocolate inside the meringue nest, leaving the top and sides bare. Do this gently, as the meringue is fairly delicate. Leave to set for about two hours. 7. Make the praline. Place the 50g toasted almonds on a parchment-lined baking tray (with a lipped edge) and set aside. Put the sugar and water into a small saucepan and place over a medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar has melted. Cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until it turns a dark golden brown. Pour the caramel over the nuts (don’t worry if they’re not all covered) and leave until completely cool and set. Once cool, transfer the praline to the small bowl of a food processor and blitz until fine. 8. Place the cream, mascarpone and blitzed praline in a large bowl and whisk for about 1 minute, until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over-whisk here – it doesn’t take much to thicken up – or it will split. If this begins to happen, use a spatula to fold a little more cream into the mix to bring it back together. Refrigerate until needed. 9. To assemble spoon the cream into the centre of the meringue and top with the figs. Warm the honey in a small saucepan and stir through the 20g almonds (or pistachios, as pictured). Drizzle these over the figs, and serve. Serve within two hours of assembling. N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 017

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS 1. Add a splash of colour to a neutral table setting with groupings of fruit placed in glass vessels along the length of the dining table.

2. Bring the outdoors in, by adding fresh foliage in the form of flowers or potted plants as a low lying

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centrepiece. 3. Introduce magical ambient light with a line of tealights or a cluster of candles of varying heights.

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colours

Are there any combinations you have been drawn to? Are there colours you’d really like to avoid having in your home? Do the pieces of art you are drawn to often feature the same colours and patterns?

shapes

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coffee tables?

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NALYSE YOUR EXISTING decor – does it reflect your own style, personality and taste, as well as that of the other members of your family or household? Have you inherited furniture here and there, or did you move in with your partner and make do until you could afford to upgrade? Now is the time to start doing your research. If you are finding it difficult to identify your style, don’t be too concerned. It is often easier to identify styles we don’t like rather than immediately pinpoint those we do. If you feel you fall into this category, start by flicking through some of your favourite home decor magazines or books, or searching through blogs and other inspirational websites. Have a pen and paper with you to jot down anything you notice. To really home in on your style, list common elements you see appearing in the images and ideas you’ve been collecting or admiring from magazines, books, Pinterest mood boards, your friends’ homes, visual merchandising from retail stores or just everyday life. These common elements could be as simple as observing that you keep selecting sofas in charcoal grey fabrics with buttoned back cushions or that every living room you like features a sisal rug and cushions in navy

and white stripes, indicating a Hamptons look. Another excellent way to solve your style mystery is to ask friends and family if they can help you narrow it down. Chances are they’ve spent numerous hours in your home observing the pieces you have on display and they could very well have bought you gifts for your home, too. Getting an outsider’s perspective can open your eyes to how your style has evolved since you moved into your home. Remember, you are never too old (or too young) to identify and develop your style. Your style will always be evolving and changing, so what you were drawn to when you first moved out of home will almost certainly have changed by the time you start a family and then again by the time your children grow up and move out. This edited extract is from Home: The Elements of Decorating by Emma Blomfield published by Hardie Grant Books and available from all good book stores.

metals

Do you prefer the cool, slick, stainless steel look to a burnished antique gold? Metals will instantly give away your style – stainless or brushed steel screams modern and contemporary, whereas brass and antique silver give off more traditional, classic vibes.

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

READING NOOK eye of the b eholder Contemporary jeweller, Elfi Spiewack has produced a series of miniature wearable artworks for her upcoming exhibition, ‘In Splendour Moot – Adornment Re-framed’. Questioning the true meaning of beauty, Elfi has created a series of miniature contemporary works of wearable art featuring bone, horn and silver. Displayed against a backdrop of historic paintings, she explores the chasm between the accepted idea of polished beauty then, and the appreciation of beauty as we see it today, in its more-or-less raw state.

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For the highest quality cotton in a tantalising array of colours and playful patterns, Bonne Maison socks are guaranteed to treat your feet. A winning combination of Egyptian cotton spun in Italy and made in France, these dapper unisex socks make the ideal stocking stuffer this Christmas. paperplanestore.com

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1 For the ultimate skin protection and lightweight coverage throughout the warmer months, pair Oasis Beauty BB Cream (SPF15) with Oasis Beauty Apple A Day Moisturiser (SPF25). 2 Fluoride-free with a distinctive aniseed aftertaste, Aesop Toothpaste Dentifrice is made with Sea Buckthorn and Wasabi extract to polish and soothe; while Cardamom, Anise, Spearmint and Clove essential oils offer a refreshed palette. 3 The ideal travel companion, M.A.C. So Obsessed Mini Lips offers a delectable array of 12 pint-sized lippies to suit every occasion, from a barely-there blush, to a deep rouge and bitter chocolate. 4 Introducing two new delectable hues to the spring Kester Black nail polish range: Apricot Nectar and Coral Blush work equally well on their own, or combine for a sassy power play between the two. 5 For an unflinchingly girly scent, Prada Candy Gloss Eau de Toilette hits all the high notes: from its sweet, vanilla almond base, right through to its explosive cherry ripe highlights, this fragrance is the perfect ally to take on summer in style.

bar ista ar t made eas y Add a playful, loving touch to your hot chocolates, flat whites and lattes with this trio of stainless steel stencils from Barista & Co. Choose from one of three cute statements, then sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or chocolate over the stencil to brighten up your loved one’s day. ballantynes.co.nz

animal antics Ideal for a summer re-fresh, you’ll find a diverse range of designer homewares, cutting-edge photographic prints, and upcycled retro furniture at the newly opened Hemingway Design & Reflections Store in High Street. Revitalise all areas of your home, including your kids’ sleeping quarters with this adorable collection of animal bed linen. See page 65 for more. hemingway.design

stone d love From the creator of Cathy Pope Jewellery – whose gemstone necklaces have graced the likes of Anika Moa – a series of limited edition art prints feature the same gems that take a starring role in her jewellery creations. Showcasing ten different gemstones including lapis lazuli, turquoise, onyx, and rose and smoky quartz, these high quality A4 prints make the ideal finishing touch to your walls. cathypope.co.nz N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 017

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WHITE ROOM INTERIORS

whiteroominteriors.co.nz 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.

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BLUM

blum.com Clever kitchen design calls for the perfect marriage between form and function. Esteemed for its faultless engineering, Blum drawers and pull-outs are especially designed to bear heavy loads, while top quality motion technology enables effortless daily use. Experience the full range of Blum hardware, which includes door hinges and overhead cabinet lift systems, alongside a range of storage solutions in their Woolston showroom.

PAPER PLANE

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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.

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.

MAREE HYNES INTERIORS & GIFTS

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Travelling far and wide, Maree Hynes Interiors offers colour consultations, room styling, home staging, and professional guidance on furniture placement. Revitalise your interiors for summer with their unique collection of wallpaper, furniture, lighting, homewares and a free measure and quote on window treatments. Call today for your $500 voucher towards a wholehouse curtain package.

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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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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CORSO MERIVALE

COCO GIFTS

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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.

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.

RESENE

TAILORMADE SPACE

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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.

For stylish, bespoke interiors, Tailormade Space promises to transform your space into a private sanctuary. With a passion for uncompromising quality, Tailormade Space offers a choice of affordable packages or can customise their services to suit each individual project. Offering creative flair together with innovation and industry knowledge, they work alongside a diverse range of suppliers and craftspeople to deliver exceptional spaces.

ILAM FLORIST

FEMME DE BROCANTE

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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.

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BALLANTYNES

HEMINGWAY DESIGN & INTERIORS

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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 lippy, indulge in a luxurious throw, splurge on some gourmet delicacies for the pantry, and refuel at one of their two cafes.

With the festive season fast approaching, now is the time to prepare your home for Christmas and shop for those special gifts. Offering French furniture and one-of-a-kind curiosities direct from France, alongside affordable curtain, upholstery, oilcloth, outdoor and furnishing fabrics at wholesale prices, and premium patterned wallpaper, visit 15 Coronation Street, Rangiora, or buy online.

hemingway.design Formerly known as Joe Jandals at The Tannery, you can still expect the same eclectic collection of cutting-edge furniture, homewares and gifts from Hemingway Design. In addition to sassy artworks and unique upcycled retro furniture, interior designer Rachael Hemingway offers a complete project design service. From conception to completion, the creative team at Hemingway Design has all your bases covered. N OV E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 017

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LAST WORD

Smart move AB O D E ’ S A R C H I T E C T U R A L E X P E R T, G R E G Y O U N G , E N C O U R A G E S U S T O G E T S M A R T A B O U T H O W W E L I V E I N T H E 2 1S T C E N T U R Y, S H A R I N G T H E P O S S I B I L I T I E S O F H O M E A U T O M AT I O N .

‘A GREG YOUNG Architect and Managing Director of Young Architects

HOUSE IS A machine for living in.’ As said by the famous modernist architect, Le Corbusier, never was a truer statement made. Now, nearly a century on, it rings truer than ever. Everywhere we turn technology plays an integral part of modern life. Whether it’s at the office, in the car, taking a walk in the park, or even while we’re sleeping, we seem to be plugged in at every moment. We wouldn’t dream of buying a new car featuring antiquated

technologies – so why would we sell ourselves short when it comes to experiencing creature comforts in our own homes? Readily available in New Zealand for over 20 years, home automation was once an expensive and complicated procedure to integrate. These days you needn’t lift a finger to control the lights, music, curtains, heating, hot water, garage doors, and even the sprinkler system, which can be pre-programmed and operated all from an app on your

smart device. Basically anything and everything that requires electricity can be automated. Much more affordable 20 years on, home automation is a concept worth raising in consultation with your architect when designing your dream home. Control panels that combine all facets of home automation are easy to use and just as easy to set up. What’s more, different controls can be added as and when you want them, which can also be retrofitted into existing homes. And, if you don’t like control touch-pad panels, you can always programme them to be voice-activated. If you’ve ever worried you’ve left the oven on or the doors unlocked, home-automation enables you to turn the power off and lock the doors at the touch of a button on your smart phone, even if you’re miles away. And, for additional peace of mind while on holiday, security camera feeds can be linked to your phone in real time. Even if you don’t currently enjoy the full home automation experience, it’s likely there are plenty of things in your home that can be automated. Curtail your teenager’s internet usage after lights out by programming a set number of wifi hours on their devices and monitor their consumption at the same time. Or, set the scene for a romantic ambience, or simply dim the lights while watching TV in the evenings by programming various lighting settings for different times of the day in specific areas of the home. Home automation is not only convenient, but these days it’s so affordable that you’d be foolish not to live smarter. 03 384 7879 | young.co.nz

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Abode Issue32 November-December 2017  
Abode Issue32 November-December 2017