ROMANCING THE STONE

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Perfectly positioned at the base of Cashmere Hills, this exquisite home has been cherished by the same family since its original construction, and was recently repaired after the Canterbury earthquakes. The colours and curves of its original 1940s art-deco style have been cleverly fused with modern design and materials, and the result is simply stunning. The schist cladding was carefully removed, stored onsite, and then re-used. Thanks to its flexibility and low-maintenance properties, high-quality aluminium cladding was chosen to replace the original cedar around the home’s elegant curved walls. Multiple indoor and outdoor living areas provide a variety of all-weather options for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Extending from the living area, a lovely big sunroom impresses with cool Halswell stone under foot and large sliding doors that open onto a warm and expansive garapa deck. The deck steps down to a swimming pool, which comes complete with its own pool house. An inset bathtub with a shower is tucked away near the pool – perfect for a starlit soak or a post-swim rinse.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

Top 100

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Supreme Renovation of the Year

Regional Category Winner

Regional Gold

REGION & CATEGORY:

Canterbury
Bunnings Renovation Over $1 Million