Glory days

Positioned at the end of a picturesque tree-lined drive, this historic 577sqm Christchurch home has been lovingly updated for the 21st century without losing any of its original character – or its heritage status. The recent overhaul has incorporated a suite of sustainable features for future security. Solar hot-water tubes and PV panels were installed on the protected slate roof. A sprinkler system and earthquake strengthening offer peace of mind.

With extensive insulation, radiators in every room and a wetback log burner connected to the hot-water cylinder in the family living area, this five-bedroom home stays super warm through the Canterbury winter. Sustainable cork flooring graces the bathrooms and kitchen/dining area.

The updated design brings inside and out together, offering a cohesive, flowing living space that makes the most of established gardens, including protected trees. New French doors and a large picture window enhance the effect. Decks, verandas, pergolas and a mudroom cater to the owners’ love of the great outdoors.

AS WELL AS BEING THE CANTERBURY SUPREME RENOVATION OVER $1 MILLION WINNER, this property went on to win the Sustainable Award at the National competition. Not a small feat, with challenges such as adding solar panels to a slate roof. This house incorporates a raft of sustainable and energy efficiencies that provides the occupants with a comfortable and sustainable home.

Region: Canterbury
Renovation Over $1 Million