Outdoor living need no longer be held hostage by the elements. With the radiant warmth of an Escea EF5000 outdoor gas fireplace, any outdoor space can be transformed into the perfect hideaway for entertaining or relaxation.
Imagine sinking into a cushioned chair in your palm-fringed private courtyard after a long day at work, sipping on a glass of wine as a roaring outdoor fireplace fends off the evening chill. This is reality for the lucky owners of this home, who asked Sandra Batley from Flourish Gardens to create their own inner-city oasis.
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 ]
This impressive beachside residence won a spot in the Trends Top 30 index, and for good reason! The award-winning architect Lindy Leuschke responded to the semi-suburban beach setting by creating a light and airy home that takes advantage of its spectacular and breathtaking surroundings.
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.
Comfortable sofas and an Escea EF5000 fireplace have converted the outdoor space of this property into an ‘extra room’ which is highly appreciated by the owners. Let’s review details of the transformation and secrets of the project undertaken by Flourish Gardens.
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.
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 ]