Visitors flock to funky show home
Doing the basics well and delivering on its promise to provide a quality product is what Jason McKenzie and the team at Trident Homes Christchurch is all about.With over 30 years in the building industry Jason understands that for the customer quality is the most important thing.
“I’m a builder by trade. That’s important when working in a building company like Trident Homes because it gives you knowledge of the industry. Because I know how to build a house I have that connection with the industry and can deliver on our promise.”
Jason established the Christchurch franchise in 2013, bringing with him a number of his building crew, including some who had served their apprenticeship with him.
“Having your own builders as part of the team gives them a lot of buy-in for the projects they’re working on and they take a lot of pride in what they’re doing. We have also built up strong relationships with our sub-trades over many years and always use the same contractors who deliver on our projects.”
With a wide range of standard plans that provide a good foundation for designing a home that meets the customer’s family, lifestyle and section, Trident Homes is primarily a builder of residential homes.
“We cover the full gamut from first home buyer right through to high-end architectural homes with the occasional light commercial project and residential investment units or even the odd child care centre.”
Show homes provide Trident Homes the opportunity to showcase its craftsmanship and attention to detail along with providing a window into its world of design.
An exceptional example of Trident Homes’ work that has attracted much visitor interest is featured in the Te Whariki subdivision development in Lincoln.With a price point of $430,000, the 225sqm, three-bedroom family home is packed with quirks and features including a hidden room.
The flow of the home starts at the front entry that leads into the open-plan living, dining and kitchen spaces. A classic vaulted ceiling crowns the dining area while a scissor truss and raking ceiling is a stunning feature over the lounge.
Solar powered skylights feature above the living space along with kitchen, flooding the spacious areas with natural light.For foodies, Fisher and Paykel appliances have been used in the kitchen with a black laminate benchtop and splash back in polished black granite type tiles creating a sense of style.
The kitchen’s clever design includes a spacious pantry behind a cupboard door melting seamlessly with the rest of the kitchens joinery – invisible unless you know where it is.
The living spaces are complemented with three bedrooms and a generous study that could be transformed into a bedroom if the owner preferred.
“The master bedroom’s en-suite has a tiled shower, along with a feature wall with a very funky wallpaper,” says Jason. As a statement about the type of home Trident Homes produces, the show home has been very successful and a great starting point for clients to build their ideas and choices from.
“The feedback has been very positive. We’ve sold exact replicas of this particular plan and many others pretty much identical with minor changes to suit our customer specific needs.”
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