Quality or quantity? As this 533sqm home in Merivale, Christchurch, proves, you don’t have to choose just one. The entry foyer welcomes with a double-height ceiling, hinting at the warm, wide- open spaces within.
Wander through the carpeted formal lounge with cavity slider to the dining area. Cathedral ceilings bless the room with an incredible sense of space. American oak adds elegance throughout, tying in to the wood- themed cladding. A wine cellar adds another touch of luxury, while the study takes care of business. Upstairs, a walkway with glass balustrades gazes over diners and leads to three beautifully finished bedrooms, complete with ensuites. Overnight visitors – there are sure to be a few – can make themselves at home in the downstairs guest suite. An open-tread staircase links the two levels in style. Inside flows out from the north-facing living and dining spaces to a patio by the pool. A self-contained pool house provides a retreat for teenagers. The sauna and gym are great spaces to let off steam.