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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2017

2 10 [Edition datE] Your

2 10 [Edition datE] Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District The pros and cons of building sites When selecting a building site weigh up your lifestyle, family needs and aspirations before signing up for any section. Those purchasing early on in the development of a subdivision will have more choice of section size and orientation to the street and sun. As the individual sites are sold, there may be less availability though this need not be a deterrent. With good design any building site can be made to work. Selwyn has experienced considerable growth in recent years. Sub-divisions have opened up and been built on, with new developments regularly coming on stream. Within these, section sizes vary from around 400 square metres upwards to 5,000 square metres. Lifestyle blocks are also scattered around the district. The size of the house and amount of yard desired will influence the feasibility of some building sites as will sun and wind direction, bearing in mind that a house can be designed to capture the sun’s free heat and allow for pleasant outdoor areas to enjoy. If the street side of the building site is north/north west, incorporating fenced or planted courtyards can offer private places to entertain and bask in the sun. Those wanting street presence or keen on gardening may prefer a corner section and while it might seem they offer less privacy, with strategic placement of fences quite the opposite can be the case. Weigh up your family’s needs in terms of the outdoor areas too. Do you want play areas for your children? Do you have a need for off-street parking for a number of vehicles and space for a boat, caravan or motorhome, which may need to be parked out of site of the street? How much lawn or garden do you want? Start by identifying housing developments that you like and could see your family living in. Think also about the convenience of shops and other amenities, something that may or may not be a concern. Single out possible sections then talk with a designer or builder. Most building companies have a good selection of standard plans as a starting point and they will usually work with a client to modify a plan or draw up one that will work on a particular building site, whilst also containing the components the client is seeking within their new home. Before signing up for any building site, check the Council land zoning and recession plane requirements as well as covenants for the sub-division. These will show not only how far from a boundary the house can be sited but also roof height, permissible building materials, and acceptable types of fencing, as well as what can be on view from the street like a clothes line, caravan or motorhome. Conducting your research first will save any frustration or hassles later. All sections are workable, it is simply a matter of choosing one that matches your specific needs.

11 SHOWHOME OPENING $20,000 giveaway Join us in celebrating our two show homes opening and be in to win 1 of 4 $5,000 build vouchers! Sunday 17th September 12pm – 4pm 93 and 95 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon STONEWOOD H O M E S pay to the order of date Lucky winnERS 17.09.2017 $5,000.00 StoneWood Homes ** FivE ThouSAnD DoLLAR buiLD vouchER** Terms and Conditions apply Exclusive house and land packages available Flemington, Lincoln $650,000 Family living in Flemington Located in beautiful Flemington this stunning family home has a lot to offer. Four bedrooms plus study, master with ensuite featuring a tiled shower and walk in robe. Large family bathroom with separate toilet. Open plan living, dining and kitchen with butlers pantry. Separate lounge and two car garaging. Contact: Kevin Kang 027 203 7672 Kevin.Kang@stonewood.co.nz Rolleston $710,000 Entertainers dream 196m 2 outstanding family home. Modern cladding with a practical use of internal space. Open plan kitchen with walk-in pantry, dining and living. Positioned well for all day sun. Four bedrooms including master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite. Separate laundry and lounge maximising the functionality of this design. Triple car garaging. Contact: Yuhei Kubo 027 255 0060 Yuhei.Kubo@ stonewood.co.nz Coles Fields $965,000 Affordable luxury at its finest On land that’s over 4000m 2 , this modern architecturally designed home has so much to offer. Four bedrooms plus study, full size butler’s pantry with sink, large master bedroom, with excellent ensuite and huge walk in robe. Triple car garaging for all the toys.Separate laundry and walk in linen storage.Incredible potential for outdoor living with the ‘H’ shape design or be surrounded by garden in Coles Fields rich fertile soil. This subdivision is clean, green and eco-friendly. Contact: Holly van der Kley 027 255 0090 Holly.vanderkley@stonewood.co.nz Coles Fields $1,450,000 Granny flat and triple car garaging! This 496m 2 home has it ALL – Master bedroom wing, a further three bedrooms plus bathroom and separate toilet, games room, media room, family area, large kitchen with butler’s pantry, walk in linen cupboard and mudroom/laundry – PLUS separate adjoining guest wing with two bedrooms, bathroom, open plan kitchen, lounge and dining with internal access single garage. Great option for extended family, B&B, extra rental income, Air B&B. Contact: Debbie Ryan 027 255 0010 Debbie.Ryan@stonewood.co.nz Rosemerryn, Rolleston $1,385,000 Regal residence in Rosemerryn 360m 2 of sensational sprawling Lifestyle living family home. Huge master bedroom with large walk in robe and fully tiled ensuite. Four additional separate bedrooms each with fitted robes. Two further separate full tiled bathrooms and two separate toilets. A large laundry with ample storage. Three fabulous sized living areas including covered outdoor space. Triple car garaging. Contact: Andrew Demetriades 027 255 0044 Andrew.Demetriades@stonewood.co.nz Classiebawn, Prebbleton $1,550,000 Four car garaging and so much more! 364m 2 stunning lifestyle living family home. Generous master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite featuring double basin and double tiled shower. Three double bedrooms with adjoining activity room, bathroom and separate toilet. Open plan kitchen with butler’s pantry, living and dining with cathedral ceilings leading to a tastefully structured alfresco area featuring double sided gas fire. Four car garaging with attic storage. Contact: Grant Osmers 027 255 0636 Grant.Osmers@stonewood.co.nz Stonewood Homes Christchurch Phone: 0800 86 00 00 Email: shc.info@stonewood.co.nz Website: www.stonewood.co.nz