These brand new central Christchurch apartments stand proud with their chic fit-out and impressive black cladding contrasting with a cedar timber exterior. Sophisticated and full of refined personality, the interior is inviting with its oak flooring and fresh light-filled spaces. Classic white cabinetry complements the sleek subway tiles in the kitchen, where an island bench doubles as a breakfast bar and overlooks the open-plan living space; a hidden scullery also offers plenty of storage space.
A ground-floor powder room is a clever addition for when guests drop by. Three bedrooms are located upstairs. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. A family bathroom services the other bedrooms. Generous sliding doors create a wonderful connection to the outdoors. A patio area and garden strips make the most of this modest site. The home is designed to be easy-care and is built with quality craftsmanship, so weekends won’t be spent doing maintenance. Just sit back and relax in an urban sanctuary.
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.
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.
Normally polar opposites, creativity and organisational skills cohabit within the Brownie Construction team.
With a young, energetic staff of eight, Brownie Construction is a company which tackles both the big and the little. This sets it apart somewhat. Many Canterbury homeowners have in the past few years abandoned hope of achieving their desired residential or renovation projects, assuming no-one in the construction fraternity would be available… read the full article