Renovating an entire house isn’t an easy feat – even more so than building from scratch. Trying to create the vision you imagine while adhering to the limitations of the current structure can be a nightmare – “can” being the key word. Bob and Sandra had their perfect design in mind and nothing was going to stop them. From the beginning, the only item they were absolutely sure of was the Escea ST900 fireplace. When they first approached the Architect, Bob remarked “we want this fireplace, so you need to build around it”. And the rest is history.
In a poetic contradiction, the spectacular view visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows is powerful to the soul yet delicate to the eye; a picture perfect surround which is complemented by the subtle, earthy components scattered throughout the home. To capture the countryside, Herman De Oliveira chose design features which would echo our ecosphere, from a marble slab bench top and polished wooden floors to an Escea NZ River Rock fuel bed.
Sold across the world in the U.K, Australia, North America, and now in Europe; Escea’s DX Series fireplaces are only just warming up.
The term “apartment living” does interior designer Neil McLachlan’s CBD penthouse a disservice. This sophisticated urban oasis offers the chance to experience the intimacy of big-city lights after dark while sheltering from the high-rise breeze in front of an outdoor gas fire’s radiant warmth.
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.
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.
Escea range changes are under way for this year with a transition from older IB Series models to the very efficient DX and DL Series models.
Please find a list of the upcoming changes which will affect the New Zealand and to the lesser degree Australian market.
The vertical ST500 (NZ) indoor gas fireplace has been dropped from the range. In mid 2013 we will release the DL1100 fireplace which will replace the IB1100. This year we will also phase down the IB600 (NZ) fireplace.
This Mellons Bay property presents a high level of craftsmanship throughout interior and exterior and also incorporates an Escea fireplace in one of its living area. [ Read more ]
The quintessential Christchurch dining place Saggio di Vino is again open in the New Zealand garden city, after experiencing devastating earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011. This is clearly an exciting piece of news for wine and fine dining enthusiasts. The food is great, the wine list is exceptional and the owners Lisa & Yommi are just as hospitable as ever.