A stunning build for a forever home

A stunning build for a forever home

With a view to personalise the building process to suit each of its customers, Nathan Cook Builders has spent nearly 20 years helping hundreds of Cantabrians realise their building dreams with the delivery of exceptional quality homes.
“We make the building process something our customers want to be involved in, and something they can enjoy,” says Nathan Cook Builders’ operations manager, Paul Robertson.
“We like to get involved in our projects from the design phase right through to construction. This helps us ensure the design meets the customer’s budget and gives us an opportunity to offer advice on design features, and what’s new and available in the market, while getting to know our prospective customer better.”
One such project was a recent build on Cullens Road in Darfield, for a customer looking to build their “forever home”.
“We were recommended to them by a friend of theirs who we had also built a home for in Darfield,” Paul says.
“Like so many of our customers, we now have a customer who will be a customer for life. Each time they have decided to add something to their home, they come to us first.”
He says the customer is one who knows what they wanted, and had a keen eye for quality work-manship, so the fact they are rapt with their new home speaks volumes for the quality craftsmanship of both the Nathan Cook Builders team, and their team of trusted subcontractors.
A close relationship was maintained with the clients by Nathan Cook Builders throughout the project. “We worked closely together to achieve what they wanted to out of their home,” Paul says.
Owner Wendy has an eye for detail and was keen to get involved in the finishing of the home, including the beautiful bespoke sea view splash back provided by another Selwyn-based company, Hunter Glass of Sheffield.

A stunning build for a forever home
This home was designed with entertainment in mind, the outdoor area offers expansive views of the Southern Alps, while the
stunning open plan kitchen and living area can cater to many guests.

 
 
As this is the last home the customer planned on building, it was as much a chance for them to do all the things they ever wanted to do, as it was to ensure the home could cater to the couple and their family down the track.
The home is wheelchair accessible, and although there are changes in level, there is also the ability to move through the entire home and property without this causing an issue.
Wide doorways and a master suite with extra width also provide for wheelchair access should the need ever arise.
The 400sqm home was designed by another Selwyn local, DJ Sowerby of D&T Design plans from A stunning build for a forever home Rolleston, and has been designed with entertaining in mind, as well as the ability to absorb the whole family when they come to stay.
More than 200sqm of wrap-around kwila decking provides views to the Southern Alps and options for alfresco dining and living, including a Riverstone feature wood burning fireplace under an external louvre roof, and a grand outdoor gable roof area.
Inside the home, the guest wing can be closed off when this is not required.
Central heating via diesel-burner-fuelled radiators and in slab heating warm the whole house, while a large feature log burner in the lounge provides that beautiful roaring fireplace ambience.
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