Home sweet home
Things have worked out nicely for the owners of this fine Fendalton home. A reworking of their original 1966 residence, destroyed in the Christchurch earthquakes, this is part replica, part reincarnation. The new build benefits from the use of modern building products and methodologies, creating a hard-wearing and comfortable home that’s ready to face the future. The former living-room ceiling was rescued, relocated and reinstated above new and improved foundations. Exposed beams draw the eye to the vaulted ceiling, with tongue-and-groove lining carrying through to the sunroom. A welcome addition to the home’s original floorplan, this space flows to an easy-breezy alfresco area with a barbecue nook. The lush lawn is soothing to the eye. Solar panels on the roof bask in the sun and donate to power usage. Terra Lana wall batts provide a natural solution to insulation. Large walk-in showers in the tiled bathrooms are a convenient luxury for the retired clients who couldn’t be happier with their home.