Award-winning Christchurch house on a lean 7.5m wide site has hit the market
An award winning home hailed as a prime example of how to maximize a lean site is for sale.
Designed by ADQ Architecture and built by Blue Summit Construction, the resort style home in St Albans, Christchurch sits on a 286 square meter site that is only 7.5m wide.
In August, the project won the Canterbury Master Builders Outdoor Living Excellence Award and the Gold Award. Around this time, Blue Summit’s Michael Ingram said the house was built for Pete and Chris, who wanted something unique – “nothing you wouldn’t see anywhere else.”
“Their site is a narrow block in a cool suburb of downtown Christchurch – and Pete and Chris had big plans,” Ingram said. “Not only did they want to create an architecturally designed house, but they also wanted to install a pool, spa and sauna in their 7.5 meter wide site.”
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Difficult design and construction meant the project took two years to complete.
Intentionally designed to accommodate international guests, the three-bedroom split-level home features two concrete and glass pavilions connected by a single-level glass pavement.
There are two living areas and “floating” stairs leading to the mezzanine master bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom. The stairs hang from the ceiling, which was a major feat of engineering, as did the installation of the north glass wall.
A separate pool house at the end of the site accommodates the barbecue, the thermal swimming pool, the sauna and the pump room.
Listing agent Sonia Cameron of Bayleys Christchurch says the two-story layout makes it easy to welcome guests at the B&B while still maintaining privacy.
The house will be auctioned on February 10, 2022.