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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

10 Your guide to Show

10 Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District A real home on show The owners of Build 7 Christchurch, Jamie and Francesca Cowan built their own home with the intention of making it available for client viewing. “Making our own home our company’s display home, put us in the shoes of our clients while allowing us to demonstrate what we can do for them, and as every square metre costs money we wanted every part of the home to be functional,” explains Jamie. He says their 235 square metre fourbedroom family home is not for just for show. There is a reason behind every aspect of its design like the ducted air conditioning system that was chosen to ensure an ideal temperature throughout the home, regardless of the season while having low running costs. They wanted a cosy lounge that they used, so chose a cathedral ceiling and installed a gas fire. In the hallway, windows were installed to bring light into the house and thermal mass where the sun would help heat the home in winter. At the heart of the kitchen is a generous island, creating a gathering point while quality Fisher and Paykel appliances and engineered stone benches give an opulent feel. There is practicality too, with a freestanding stove that has a gas hob and pyrolite oven, and pantry where the microwave and an appliance cupboard sit neatly away. Attention to detail is evident. The main toilet has a small washbasin; there is a spacious wet room in the ensuite; storage has been addressed with built in cabinetry in the living area, large laundry with ample cupboards, and attic trusses; while the large Kwila deck offers shelter from the wind. Jamie says having their home as a show home, works well. While they need to be diligent about keeping it tidy, living with the design means they appreciate how it could be changed to suit individual needs. He emphasises the importance of the design process and taking time to learn why clients are building, as well as what they need and want in their future home. Jamie manages every project from initial contact through to completion of the build, guiding clients and suggesting where they might go to choose their features and fittings while not pushing standard specifications or products. “It’s the client’s house. They should be free to pick what they want and have a real sense of ownership with more control over the home that is built for them,” states Jamie. Build 7 Christchurch is a local Lincolnbased building company that works across Canterbury. The many unique and thought provoking features in Build 7 Christchurch’s real show home, are worth viewing at: www.tomorrowsshowhomes. and by contacting Jamie for a time to visit their home at 45 Sunline Avenue in Flemington, Lincoln. Their real show home is available for viewing only by appointment from Wednesday to Friday. Megan and Lee have a young family. So we designed them a home to grow up in. Start your own story 03 348 1994 |

M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED ‘The Selwyn Experts’ 11 Residential Lifestyle Rural Property Licensed REAA2008 NEW LISTING ROLLESTON - 5 Duggan Close EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED! ROLLESTON - 91 Strauss Drive OUTSTANDING QUALITY & DESIGN • Spacious Living • 4 double bedrooms • 2 separate living areas • 750m 2 large secure section • Handy central location • Immaculately presented • Be Quick, don’t miss this one! Open Home: Sun 1.45pm - 2.15pm Price: Neg over $525,000 View: Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 • 254m 2 brick & cedar home • 4 double bedrooms • 2 beautifully specified bathrooms • Large open plan living • Butler’s pantry • Logburner • Entertainers Dream • Secure & private section Open Home: Sun 2.30pm - 3.00pm Price: Neg over $639,000 View: Jackie Derrick Mb 027 636 3576 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING HORORATA - 353 Hawkins Road THE GOOD LIFE ON 8000M 2 IN HORORATA • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home • 8000m 2 property - private & set off the road with mature plantings • Open plan kitchen/dining & living • Separate formal lounge • 2 new heat pumps • North facing aspect to capture most of the sun • Good indoor/outdoor flow to manicured grounds • Double internal access garage • Second garage & paddock for a few sheep or pony Open Home: Sun 2.00pm - 2.30pm Price: Neg over $539,000 View: Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050 Paul Robinson Mb 021 2772690 SPRINGFIELD - 3 Victoria Street MAGICAL AND NEAR NEW IN SPRINGFIELD • 1/4 acre section with mountain views • Stylish kitchen comes with fridge, washing machine ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 & dryer • 2 bedrooms – easy conversion for 3rd • Wet back fire & double glazing • Large garage with skope to add extra room Open Home: Sun 1.00pm - 1.30pm Price: Neg over $439,000 View: Sue Robinson Mb 021 409050 Paul Robinson Mb 021 2772690 Chris Flanagan 027 433 4657 Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930 Jackie Derrick 027 636 3576 Stephan Knowler 027 229 9522 Cameron McRae 027 769 6696 Paul Robinson 021 277 2690 Sue Robinson 021 409 050 Jo Barrett 021 859 006 Juliet Flanagan Connie van der Klei