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Located within the leafy suburbs of Christchurch, this four-bedroom home presents a solid yet elegant façade to the public realm, in contrast to the double height openness of the private and sunny backyard beyond.

A strong external materials palette of board-marked concrete, crisp steel detailing and large expanses of double-glazing complement the artisanal handmade brick cladding to create the beautifully proportioned rectangular volumes of the home.

The warm timber finishes define both the ceiling and floor planes of the open plan interior living spaces and continue uninterrupted through to the exterior spaces to the north of the home blending the transition between indoors and out.

Large eaves, external heaters and integrated retractable wind blinds surround the verandah to allow for year-round outdoor entertaining around the barbeque with direct access to the courtyard garden, spa and swimming pool.

Location: Christchurch
Floor Area: 350 sq.m.
Contractor: Brosnan Construction Ltd

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Johnston Architects is a design-led studio specialising in high-quality new-build residential and commercial projects throughout New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on crafting rigorously planned and immaculately detailed projects that exceed client expectations. With almost 100 years of combined experience delivering architectural projects of exceptional quality in New Zealand and overseas, our tight-knit team of talented designers will ensure that your project is tailored to suit your quality and budgetary requirements.

Johnston Architects is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our work. We strongly believe that the creation of well-crafted, timeless architecture is the key to sustainable design and we ensure that sustainable strategies are employed seamlessly into the overall design to enhance the comfort, quality, and delight of your home.

Our work is always informed by a site's physical and cultural setting. Working in some of the most remarkable and scenic locations in the country has resulted in a body of work that responds to its context in a timeless and elegant manner.