Form meets function in this stylish home built to take maximum advantage of a smaller section. From outside, the four bedroom house makes a bold statement with formal landscaping and with the front door set beneath a porch. A red wall panel from ground to soffit introduces a design feature which is echoed within the house.
Escea works very closely with architects, interior designers and other building industry professionals. It is not surprising then that Escea is present at the Designex shows – the biggest building industry exhibitions in Australasia. This year Escea participated in the Australian Designex (Melbourne, 30th May – 1st June) and will be present at the upcoming Designex Show in Auckland 23-25 June 2013.
We are pleased to announce that the new super-efficient Escea DL1100 fireplace will be available from June 2013 (NZ) and from July 2013 (AUS).
Built in 2012 on a sloping section to take in the sweeping harbour views, this stylish new 329 m² home has been designed in a modern style that exudes the warmth and comfort of a family home.
The family chose the location because of its great weather, friendly people, proximity to shops and amenities and, above all, its wonderful views.
Set in a secluded city lane, yet overlooking a private reserve of native plantings and green open space, this executive home is designed to cater for family living and entertaining while still providing the impression of a country location. …Read More
Renovating an existing house can be a challenging experience… but also a very rewarding one. Whether you want to renovate your home or “do up” an investment property, there are a number of things you can go to make the job easier and to help minimize delays or budget over-runs.
Lean on experience of others
Talk to people who have done renovations. They will be able to tell you about potential pitfalls and offer advice on how to plan the project.
Almost every renovation project will have encountered some hiccups (some small, some seemingly insurmountable) and utilizing the experience of others can make a big difference to the success of your own renovation project.
As architects can often appreciate, the surrounding landscape can really frame, enhance and showcase a finished home and these state of the art river retreats are the perfect example.
Five contemporary holiday villas line this exclusive Wanaka lakefront, and in keeping with this earthy but opulent location, the design and materials do poetic justice to this unrivaled Central Otago backdrop.
Winning the premier architecture regional multiple housing award from The NZ Institute of Architects for criteria such as innovation, livability and quality execution, Chris Prebble Architects have been endorsed for their creativity and sensitivity to the surrounding areas. The end result is a truly luxurious summer and ski accommodation complex that maximises nature’s elements.
The architects had lofty goals of achieving the best high end ski accommodation in the country and it appears that their mission is complete, plus they have now been officially rewarded for their efforts and sophisticated design cred.
Renovating your home is a tempting option when the family have outgrown their living space and wish to improve their lifestyles. This project is a case in point – the owners’ objective was to have a more cohesive home that suited the needs of their family and allowed them to have the best of both worlds – inside and out.