Boutique development has top location

Boutique development has top location
The simple but elegant exterior design includes three different materials; Rockcote, schist and weatherboard profile Linea.

A boutique residential development underway in Motueka is aimed at filling a need for high-quality housing close to town’s retail hub, eateries, supermarket, churches and healthcare facilities.
Developer Martin Whyte, operating as Quay Side Trust, says the project which comprises six houses being built by Stonewood Homes, is aimed at people wanting the convenience of living within a short distance of Motueka’s CBD.
“The location is probably the big factor why I am undertaking the project there,” Martin says. “It’s ideal for retirees or professional couples that aren’t interested in having upkeep on a large property.”
The development is on a total area of 2000 square metres, with each independently titled lot being 305sqm to 377sqm. While the 145sqm to 156qsm houses have similarities, each is individually designed.
Martin is a retired builder and used his 52 years of practical experience in the trade to contribute to the layout and specification of the houses with Stonewood Homes.
The simple but elegant exterior design includes three different materials; Rockcote, schist and weatherboard profi le Linea.
The houses have three bedrooms with inbuilt wardrobes; the generously proportioned master includes an ensuite while the main bathroom includes a bath, and the spacious single garage allows ample room for storage.
“They will be built to a high-spec standard. Everything is easy entry so they are suitable for semi-disabled people who may have a walker frame or wheelchair. The showers have a small threshold into them.”
“We spent a considerable time designing them. In the design stage, along with Stonewood, we brought them to what we think is the optimum in terms of the quality and layout at the price range they will be offered for. “I think I’ve got a good balance in these for what people will require. Older people and those who are retiring need lots of space for storage.”
Stonewood Homes Nelson was chosen as the builder in the $3.75 million development because of Martin’s long-standing relationship with the company.
As a result he has full confidence in their ability to deliver, which is crucial as property development in general can be a high risk venture. “We have a very good relationship. They’ve successfully completed two previous projects for me before.”
Groundwork started last winter; unfortunately it turned out the timing for this was was not ideal because of the “seriously wet” weather resulting in site works taking twice as long.
Construction of the houses will be concurrent and is expected to start in May and be completed this spring/summer. Prices will start at $649,000 for the house and land package.
“I’m excited about it. I’m excited that I’ve got something that I think will appeal to a group of people that aren’t able to buy now close to town, for location and for a quality build.”
Martin is married Pauline and retired from building for clients seven years ago, but has been working on personal projects since.
One of those was building a stunning two story villa, Ansarli Estate, which is available as a luxury holiday home. The couple have been working on the 7ha property for the past five years.
The two story villa overlooks Moutere Inlet and has been architecturally designed to make the most of the spectacular views of Tasman Bay and the magnificent Mount Arthur Range.
Sited on beautifully landscaped grounds and surrounded by rolling green hills, Ansarli Estate offers exceptional outdoor/indoor living for eight guests including barbeque and entertainment areas, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a solar heated pool and peace and privacy for those guests seeking exceptional comfort and absolute relaxation.
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