This entertaining area provides its owners with the ultimate in contemporary outdoor living. Designed by architect David Hill of Wilson and Hill Architects, the project design was influenced by the need to integrate the addition with the existing family home. The result maximises the space on the property and its magnificent location, as well as creating a harmonious flow between the indoors and outdoors.
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.
After choosing the correct size of a gas fireplace with the right heat output, the retailer will often ask you what kind of style front and fuel bed you require. This is when we see that the majority of buyers get overwhelmed with choice. Below we will cover some tips on how to choose your fuel bed (also known as flame effect, fire effect and fireplace bed, fire bed).
Similar to the fascia of the fireplace, the base of dancing flames should work with the rest of the room and match the taste of the owner. Manufacturers of fireplaces come up with various options but in general you can expect variations on imitation logs, a rocky fuel bed or modern solutions from broken glass to other colourful material.
Indoor-outdoor flow is very important for many people who like to make the most of their urban gardens. Many city dwellers would love to relax in their outdoor space on colder days and not just use the swimming pool in summer. A covered deck and an outdoor fireplace can be a good start to make this option possible.
Spanish architecture firm A-Cero Architecture has come up with idea of using stone for nearly all interior and exterior elements of a gorgeous house near Madrid. The company used cream travertine slabs to clad outside walls, surround of a swimming pool and floors on two levels of this stunning residential property.
Yes. You can have your fireplace in the middle of the room and enjoy its ambiance and warmth without the need for a pillar or wall to cover the flue pipes.
Millbrook is a world-class resort nestled within the Southern Alps of New Zealand offering five star accommodation, luxurious spa, top quality restaurants and leading golf facilities. Among the 175 boutique hotel rooms are spacious villas which all have Escea fireplaces with classic satin black Velo fronts.
Telecom Central in Wellington city is a state of the art office and retail space which was awarded a 5 Green Star rating due to its environmentally friendly design and performance. As the headquarters of Telecom New Zealand the building is around 19,000m sq and houses around 1700 employees. It was built using a thermally active exterior and tactile office interior with the future of their staff and growth in mind. [ Read more ]