IN A GLASS OF ITS OWN

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With a site overlooking Ruby Bay and with eastern views of D’Urville and Rabbit islands, it was imperative this house enabled the owners to drink in the impressive vistas. And that is exactly what they’ve ended up with – a three-bedroom home with masses of glass so they’re never far from a view. Even the far side of the home opens up to a sheltered deck so you can enjoy what the bay offers, then take a three-second walk to the other side to take in the trees and hills. The floor-to-ceiling glass has another benefit; the sun bathes the 228sqm house in light and warmth. This passive heating is complemented by hydronic floor heating and above-code insulation. The upshot: warmth and uncompromised views. The exterior design is a beauty too – light-stained vertical shiplap contrasts beautifully with dark-stained horizontal weatherboards that are colour-matched to the external joinery. The butterfly roof keeps the house as low-key as possible in the sensitive environment. Inside you’ll find polished concrete floors, a designer kitchen and bathrooms, and a five-star main-bedroom ensuite. Bliss.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

Top 100

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Category Winner

Regional Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence

Regional Gold

REGION & CATEGORY:

Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast
Altus Window Systems New Home $750,000 - $1 Million