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.
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.