Cleverly laid out for relaxed socialising and luxurious solitude, this architecturally designed four-bedroom Christchurch home sets itself apart. Two striking trapezoidal volumes sit side by side on the street, connected by a central entrance and hallway. Living is to the left; bedrooms to the right. Wrapped in cedar, the left-hand block contains a smart and functional open-plan space. A high raking ceiling follows the roof line. Flooring is a mix of tiles and carpet throughout. Positioned on a spacious section, the 235sqm design provides easy flow to alfresco living.
The separate lounge opens to a choice of outdoor platforms – a deck shared with the open-plan living area and a patio shared with the master bedroom. The two modern bathrooms feature sleek tiling, wall-mounted toilets and unique grey basins. The family facility boasts a luxurious bathtub. This home is energy efficient with above standard insulation, a ducted heat pump system, under-tile heating and thermally broken windows.
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Specialising in high-end architectural new builds and renovations, James Brownie leads a team of expert builders, providing a full range of residential and commercial construction services to the highest possible standard.
The qualified team were hand-picked by James and have undertaken advanced, up-to-date training. Ensuring a high standard of workmanship throughout every project is vital, James says. “Our crews are experienced across all areas and we work with trusted architects, engineers and sub-contractors to provide consistency and high-quality craftmanship to every project.”
One of Brownie Construction’s up-and-coming projects includes a stunning residential home overlooking Coronet Peak in Queenstown, currently in design stage. “Situated at the end of a 100m driveway, the north-facing four-bedroom home will feature a loft and a two-storey garage, cedar cladding, an exposed schist chimney, and polished concrete floors throughout – with underfloor heating.”
The team has also begun work on a new two-storey home on the Cashmere Hills in Christchurch. Both projects have a focus on a ‘passive living’ style, with the use of high-performance structural insulated panels. Super-insulated and airtight, the New Zealand Made Smart Structural Insulation Panels (NZSIP) help build next-generation, healthy, energy-efficient homes. “This new technology is becoming more common, while being more environmentally friendly, you are also saving money in the long-term.”
From design and pricing to completion and landscaping, Brownie Construction provides the complete package, along with excellent project management.
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