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Nestled into an elevated site in Hillsborough, this architectural beauty is a post-earthquake rebuild designed to capitalise on the stunning cityscape view. Clever design aspects maximise every inch of the home’s 174.5sqm footprint. High raking ceilings with large, well-placed windows and skylights allow light – and those incredible views – to flood into the open-plan living and dining areas. The result is a sense of expansiveness and grandeur. The homeowners have two options for a main suite – either upstairs or downstairs. And with a third bedroom, an office, two bathrooms and a powder room, there’s plenty of space to accommodate busy family life. Warm, cosy and thermally efficient, the home has been fitted out with solar panels, argon-gas windows and spray-foam insulation. On the lower level, the dining area seamlessly flows to a covered outdoor space for all-weather barbecues or an evening glass of wine while enjoying the city lights. And in summer, the kids will love the swimming pool surrounded by low-maintenance gardens.
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