This Christchurch stunner radiates gorgeous colour and texture. A showcase of skill and craftsmanship, the interiors exemplify uncompromising style. Designed and built for the hillside market, this 262sqm four-bedroom home shows what’s possible on a steep or sloping site. Four bedrooms grace the upper level. The master ensuite is a well-appointed retreat with marble effect wall tiles, floating oak veneer vanity and large custom mirror cabinet. A short hallway flows naturally down to open-plan living/kitchen/dining. A separate lounge with gas fire awaits behind a large sliding door. Passive solar gain is at the heart of this home, which captures all-day sun and lovely views. Privacy, space and comfort are all key to its success.

Tasman Heights

Bask in the luxurious, well-appointed interiors of this enviable Nelson home. With panoramic views of Nelson Bay, the Tasman ranges, Rabbit Island and beyond, it’s an invitation worth accepting. The kitchen is the home’s stylish centrepiece, ready to serve guests. The pantry and laundry are kept behind cedar doors. Style and quality are the cornerstones of this beautiful architectural home, perched on a steep site. Smart engineering will ensure it stands the test of time, as will extensive sustainable features including solar power and thermally broken construction. Cedar cladding frames the view from the wonderful alfresco spaces. A fashionable mix of materials, finishes and textures includes Timaru blue stone, marble and polished tiles. The house has four uniquely designed bedrooms. The master includes an ensuite finished with highly polished black tones and a beautiful freestanding bath – perfectly positioned to enjoy the views.

Mt Pleasant

Perfectly positioned on a sloping plot in Christchurch, this house makes the best of its location, outlook and all-day sun. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living spaces are comfortably arranged on 165sqm. Natural light and ocean views bless the living spaces with a sense of tranquility. Stylish interiors and quality fixtures and fittings promote a feeling of effortless elegance set in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The two work together beautifully to create that all-important indoor-outdoor flow. This home is not just a pretty face; it’s been designed and built with plenty of sustainability savvy too. Passive solar design, thermally broken construction, double insulation values, non-toxic building materials, energy and water efficiency, solar power, rain water collection and construction recycling all ensure this home treads lightly on the environment. 


This home, is not just a beautiful, healthy place for its growing family of four, the clever living quarters also produces power, collects water, recycles grey water and is on its way to providing the occupants with most of their fruit and veg. Thermally broken foundations support a coloured polished concrete floor; a heat pump-driven underfloor heating system keeps the winter blues away. Thermally broken framing and windows, and high-quality insulation do their bit too. Cleverly designed to sit on a very steep site, the home’s “building blocks” shade each other in summer as the sun moves from east to west, all the while utilising passive solar design and maximising views of the Nelson bay, past the lighthouse and port. A modernist, mid-century architectural influence is observed inside and out. Interior design has turned this hardworking house into a home.

Nelson South

This home shows that affordable can also be excellent! Designed to meet owner’s specific needs, the home fully encompasses passive solar design for warm winters and breezy summers that don’t cost the earth. The thermally broken building system and exposed coloured concrete floors join forces to deliver the best combination for the colder months. As well as providing architectural interest, top windows foster natural ventilation when the weather heats up. Insulation is to double the building code requirements; windows are thermally broken, low-e and double-glazed. A dream to live in, the relatively small 98sqm house has big personality with lots of interesting features and details. Spray-painted walls, ceilings, doors and trims, and feature walls add a fun finish. Not only is this design kinder to the environment, it also enhances quality of life, delivering a home that’s warm, dry and healthy to live in.

Walters Bluff

This property has been built in an upmarket residential area of Nelson, close to town and Founders park. It has been designed by Peter Olorenshaw with the view and sun in mind, creating private indoor / outdoor areas to enjoy all year round.

Tasman Heights

This property is located in one of the most desirable areas in Nelson. It has beautiful views over Nelson bays and Rabbit Island. Living just minutes from Nelson city centre and the beach, means easy access to work, shopping, entertainment and dining. This property is equally suitable for families, as well as professional couples. Large living areas and a split level floor plan allow for much needed space and sound insulation.

The house itself will offer the best in modern living: stylish interior design to ensure your individuality, quality kitchen joinery and appliances, granite bench top, sleek bathroom ware, solid bamboo flooring and woollen carpet. You really have to see it to fully appreciate the appearance of this home.