Architects and builders have long sought to stand out from the crowd with aesthetically pleasing designs, but a new property in Hanmer Springs stands out from the crowd as much for the clever technology built into its design as it does for its external appearance.
“There’s not many houses in Hanmer Springs like it,” says co-owner Julie Rogers.
140 Jacks Pass Road has been a labour of love for Julie and husband Nick, Licensed Building Practitioner and Director of Nick Rogers Builder Ltd, who built the house, which was designed by Bespoke Architecture Ltd.
The couple sought to create something special in the township and, with more than 30 years of experience in the building industry, Nick’s high standards and attention to detail are evident in every room.
At the heart of the home is a smart home security and automation system that you can control from your smartphone. Made by Christchurch firm Econx, this means controlling everything from your hot water cylinder, underfloor heating and heat pump, to your blinds and outside lighting, all from a simple, easy to use app.
The features don’t stop there. Full insulation has been installed throughout the home, above the recommended rating, including internal walls, soundproofed with noise-control batts to reduce noise transmission between rooms, while 40mm of polystyrene under the concrete slab provides superior under-floor insulation.
Bathroom showers and floors have been tiled, with under-floor heating, a freestanding bathtub and touchscreen mirrors that have built-in heating and lights.
LED lighting has been installed throughout with automatic night lights in both hallways, and a large 2.4 metre cavity sliding wall enables you to separate living spaces. The home features interior and exterior floor to ceiling doors and windows, motorised blinds, logburner and heatpump, and a full designer kitchen, including Westinghouse appliances and induction stove, with a stonetop bench. A 10-year Halo Residential Guarantee provides peace of mind.
“We really wanted to set a standard with this property,” Nick says. “Hence we’ve gone above and beyond with the time and expense we’ve put into this.”
With a whole block of sites alongside the property, the couple is open to discussing options for house and land packages or the sale of any sections. Contact Julie and Nick on 021 655 893 or 03 351 8899.