Master Build House of the Year 2019 | Homes by Parklane

Revelling in open space on a 2025sqm lifestyle block, outside Christchurch, this home enjoys peace, privacy and, yes, room to enjoy the starry skies above.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with open-plan living, a media room and double-car garaging spreads out to face the north for all-day rays.

The plaster exterior with contrasting Linea panels and long-run Colorsteel roofing creates a proud road frontage that belies the 186sqm home’s relatively modest size.

A raised cathedral ceiling in the living areas and large glass windows in the entry create an appealing sense of space, as does the raking ceiling in the hallway.

Practicality was a must for the owners when it came to design, so form followed function and budget was always in front of mind. The resulting space and flow suit life with a young family perfectly.

The owners were keen to incorporate a hint of old-world styling in their mostly modern look new build. Having lived in the UK, they opted for a log burner with brick surrounds for winter warmth – a nod to the coal ranges of old.

Solar panels and polished concrete floors complete this contemporary country home.

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