This airy home offers an architectural reference to the area's history, tones with the hills behind and optimises estuary outlooks at every turn

Designed by Fowler Homes Christchurch

From the home building company:

This beautiful timber clad costal Christchurch home emulates forms of the bygone seaside cottages with asymmetrical gable forms accentuated by negative spaces between. 

The home is elevated on timber piles, reminiscent of a jetty projecting into the sea, anchored to the land and rocks by a concrete block garage. 

The architect's brief was to see the estuary from all living areas of the house. 

Due to the long narrow site, our design features a sheltered central courtyard that the bedroom space can look through to the sea while also overlooking the pool.

The living spaces are linked via glazing to ensure a view of the estuary right from the rear of the home.

The home features open-plan dining, kitchen, and casual seating areas as well as a separate lounge overlooking the water.

The three large bedrooms, an office, guest power room and two bathrooms are all spread over three split level floors.

The lighter, natural cedar cladding complements the surrounding tussocked Port Hills and the flaxpod roofing while aluminium joinery frames the views.

This home proves that to achieve excellent results requires a high level of detailed collaboration between the owner, architect, interior designers, landscape architect and builder.

Credit list

Group Home Builder
Fowler Homes Christchurch
Kitchen manufacturer
Lyall Park Joinery
Compass Pools
Dimond Hi Five
Window/door joinery
Rylock Altus
Bedroom flooring
Bremworth, by Carpet Plus
Wall coverings
Master bedroom – Limba Wallpaper by Casamance
General heating
Mitsubishi, underfloor, ducted, from Beattie Air
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Winner
Project manager
Ivan Stanicich, Fowler Homes Christchurch
Interior designer and kitchen designer
Lume Design
Landscape designer/installer
Kamo Marsh
Western Red Cedar RK56; Dryden Oil Platinum
Louvre system
Main flooring
Forte overlay, by Carpet Plus
Bathroom tiles
Porcelanosa by Next Dore
Resene Merino, Beach House, Oasis, Blue Spice, Armour
Feature light fittings, living and dining area furniture
Lume Design

Designed by: Fowler Homes Christchurch

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Liz Pitcorn, Parallax Films

24 Apr, 2022

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