Danish inspiration

Timber features prominently throughout this two-bedroom post-quake rebuild in St Martins – a nod to the client’s Danish childhood. Rimu tongue-and-groove flooring salvaged from the original dwelling lends the open-plan living space a golden glow. The front door was rescued and recycled too.

Macrocarpa skirting, stairs and trim, and deep timber sills sit happily alongside plywood joinery in the bathroom, living space and kitchen. The stepped, central bench unit is a thoughtful addition in the entertainer’s space, allowing the cook to converse with guests while keeping clutter concealed.

Let the gathering spill onto the macrocarpa decking outside. From here you can admire the oiled cedar bevel-back cladding and textured plywood soffits. The simple gable roof lends shelter from harsh rays or showers in the alfresco spaces. A ramp provides easy access to the deck and front door.

The northfacing layout basks in all-day sun and views of established gardens. A loft above the garage and a wet room provide added value on 145sqm.

Region: Canterbury
PlaceMakers New Home $450,000 - $550,000