Home show season is still in full swing. Next week it is the Waikato Home Show, open from the 2nd-5th of October at the Claudelands Events Centre.
We’ll be there with our outdoor gas fireplace – the EF5000. The display will be built into a show home setup to bring the real feel of the fireplace to life. The EF5000 outdoor fireplace would make an awesome purchase this summer, so you can enjoy the outdoors all day and then late into the night. Just imagine: back yard cricket all day, BBQ for dinner, and a night cap around the fire.
DX1500: Escea’s Enchantress
ACCENTUATE THE ALLURE
Boasting an impressively wide flame display, clean framing lines, reflective side panels and an artistic stature; the DX Series is the Majesty of Flame.
So why wouldn’t you want to double the drama?
The reflective side panels paired with the see-through feature elongates the flame and extends it into two areas. In addition, the infinite flame effect offers a stronger, more powerful spectacle in your home, which you can simply frame with an Escea Velo Lite fascia or leave to its natural beauty.
The double sided, see-through option also adds to the charm of the DX Series fireplaces as it emphasises the striking focus it can bring to your living space.
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.
Located in the heart of Dunedin, this apartment-inspired, three level home had rocky beginnings but worked out for the better in the end. With sweeping views of the city which incorporates the beautifully crafted, neo-Gothic castle at Otago Boys’ High, Roger Fewtrell and wife Derryn couldn’t be happier with the final result. In fact, they’re now building two more houses next door.
Roger and Derryn wanted something convenient to town, easy maintenance and simple styling. However, the longer they searched the harder it was to find something that suited their criteria. As a man who used to design commercial kitchens for his company, putting pencil to paper to plan out their dream home was like getting back on a bike. Roger and Derryn meticulously prepared the detailed floor plans to which they would pass on to Architect, Hamish Wixon (McCoy & Wixon Architects), to finish “all of the tricky bits”.
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.
This apartment in the heart of Sydney pairs cool neutrals with clean lines for the last word in understated urban cool. The combined kitchen/living area features a beautiful, dramatic dark polished wood floor. A bookshelf in the same solid, dark wood stretches across an entire wall, effortlessly imparting that sense of solidity, history and permanence that can be so elusive in smaller apartments.
The site of this luxury rural retreat is so perfect – all-day sun, sweeping views, lush green pastures – that prospective home builders might have been tempted to rest on their laurels and let the landscape do all the talking. Luckily, the owners of this home resisted that temptation. The result is a home which is at one with its natural surrounds while still making a strong design statement.
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.
This smart two-storey show home designed by architect Cameron Baker for Jalcon Homes is a leading example of practical, contemporary family living. It combines a functional living environment merged with clever simplicity while demonstrating a flair for modern practical design.
This architecturally designed home is a masterclass in creating a contemporary home that compliments its natural surroundings. This home sits majestically amongst the spectacular landscape of Central Otago.