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Orbetello Home

Winning gold in the Master Builder - Home of the Year awards, "Artisan Homes has demonstrated its excellence across a range of diverse project."

Based on one of Artisan Homes’ many available designs, one of the entries that won gold in the New Homes $350,000 to $450,000 category is a charming, country home that the owners find a pleasure to live in, says managing director Robin Jones.

The classic traditional look is achieved by linea weatherboard with boxed corners and facings and a higher-pitched roof, which affords space for the extra bedroom-study above the garage. Alternatively, this loft area is large enough to be used as a rumpus room or a parents’ retreat.

“The site is close to the Waimakariri River so the riverstone columns were a natural choice and help complement the traditional look, says Robin.

“The verandahs, another traditional design element, are a practical and great option for keeping the hot Canterbury sun at bay during the summer months, while offering a nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. All living spaces and three bedrooms open directly out onto the verandah.”

The interior, with its high ceilings, over-height doors, free-standing log fire and solid-timber flooring, exude a real country feel, says Jones, while warmth is maintained by two Daikin heat pumps located in the living area and the hall. 

“This home has lots of appeal and has a truly comfortable country look and feel to it.”


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Home Specifications

Size: 257 m²

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms

Completed: 2009