Show home light, bright and packed with features
Light and bright throughout, Christchurch’s Faye Homes’ new show home at Lincoln’s Te Whariki Development is a showcase of the thoughtful design, quality craftsmanship and good value the ‘Design & Build’ company has built its reputation on.
Opening its doors in April this year to overwhelming positive visitor response, the 250sqm single storey executive style home combines flat and mono pitch roof designs.
Principally clad in Specialised Cladding Systems AAC Panel and Plaster system, the style of the home is punctuated with feature cedar walls on the front, with grey block outside the main living areas and garage
.Efficient in design with limited hall space, the four-bedroom home is in the shape of a ‘U’ that provides a sheltered and private courtyard area at the back.
Entering the home from the front, a formal lounge/media room is separated from the home’s open plan kitchen, dining and living spaces and a ‘kids play area’ that blends into a study nook. “The formal lounge can be closed off from the rest of the house,” says Danny Hunt, Faye Homes’ Sales Consultant.
“While mum and dad can keep an eye on the kids in the play area from the kitchen and dining area, they can also escape to the lounge for their own quiet time.”
A large walk-through pantry can be accessed from the internal garage enabling the owner to drop the grocery bags on the way through to the kitchen. Bosch appliances, including double 60cm ovens and engineered stone bench tops will keep the home’s Master Chef happy.
Double sliders in the master bedroom, family living area and the childrens’ lounge area open out onto the sheltered courtyard area. “We have used a lot of glass and glass sliders that provides the home with a very light and bright feel.
Good quality flooring has been used throughout the home with a lot of tiling and under floor heating. And one of the things that most people look for these days is a ducted heat pump system. We have put ducted heating and cooling into every room to maintain a constant temperature.”
Well specified with all the features looked for by homebuyers, the home is pitched at the middle to upper end of the market and can be duplicated for $519,000, exclusive of land.
“Designs are very personal – what suits one family won’t suit another. It’s very rare that some-one will walk into the show home and love the house so much that they buy an exact replica. Most customers like to add their own touch to personalise the home to suit their lifestyle and family needs. So the show home is more about our quality, fixtures, fittings and style.”
Established in 2010 by Jason Chen, Faye Homes has traditionally targeted the mid to upper end of the residential market, but has started to design a range of house plans aimed at first homebuyers.
“We want to do that a bit stylier and not compromise on things like stone bench tops and tiles. We will do a smaller home, but a smaller home nice.”
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