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Seriously special showhome: Versatile Christchurch

Versatile Christchurch is thrilled to introduce its latest showhome at Prestons Park. As one of New Zealand’s most trusted companies, Versatile has a strong history in Canterbury with more than 40 years locally in business, building a variety of homes and out-buildings.



Research undertaken by Versatile last year gave some compelling insights into what Kiwis really wanted in a new home, and their new architecturally design home plans reflect exactly that. It shows in the Prestons Park home; at 218 square metres, it delivers a lifestyle and feel of a home twice its size.

Broadly appealing, families or couples will be drawn to its standout stylish exterior. Inside you’ll find not just touches of luxury but a full-blown embrace. With three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and media room, kitchen with butler’s pantry and sink, plus double garaging, this house exceeds expectations for amenity.


Paula Price, Versatile’s National Housing Manager who oversees all of Versatile’s showhomes throughout New Zealand, says this one is a real knockout. “The feel and flow of this home is special. It’s compact to suit the section yet it feels beautifully spacious”.

The home layout and design are complemented by décor by local Interior Designer Paula Comber, resulting in every room being warm and enticing. Sophisticated rich tones of blackened blues and dark moody greens are offset with soft shades of bronze and blush. The stunning kitchen displays top of the line appliances by Fisher and Paykel in their new black colour finish, and the brushed gold tapware and door hardware are a gilded touch. Help from Paula Comber is part of every Versatile home package.



The rollcall of heavenly touches include a high stud, underfloor heating, gas fire, ducted heat pump, wine fridge, inbuilt sound system, extensive storage, automated curtains, and skylights with automated blinds for light control.
Visitors say the home feels like you could just walk in and live – and it’s not a pipe dream to afford this.

The showhome is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 4pm. Call in and talk to Lee Brown or Gary Longhurst, the New Home Consultants, or contact them on 03 348 8704 to discuss this home or any of their house and land packages.



Orange Homes

Out of the Ordinary: Orange Homes

Orange Homes does not build ordinary homes. Style, substance and quality are the company’s by-words. That is exactly what potential clients will see when they visit its newest showhomes.

Orange Homes

Opening 21 July in Prestons Park is a striking home clad with the new White Euro Brick from Midland Brick, featuring cedar detailing. “The house is a new design,” Orange Homes Managing Director Aaron Morrison says. “Our sales team have collaborated to include a range of innovative design aspects. These demonstrate not only how our house plans can be customised, but also the nature and quality of detail and workmanship invested in each of our builds.”

The house is pavilion-style, with three bedrooms, open plan dining, kitchen and family living, with separate lounge. Of particular note is the use of scissor trusses in the living areas to create ceiling elevation and the sense of augmented space. Custom built-in joinery, a walk-in pantry and a useful window seat in the living area demonstrate what is possible while remaining cost effective.
With Rolleston now well-established and still growing, Orange Homes has recently opened a four-bedroom display home there, which will be the company’s base in the town. “It’s very central, right by the shopping centre and convenient for people to drop in to learn more about what we offer. It is a nicely designed house featuring the currently popular materials – plaster, schist and cedar; great family living and really appropriate for the area.”

Find Orange Homes at 245 Annex Road, phone 03-343 3955 or visit