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Tasman Heights - 2007

A home that works on many levels

Designed by Richard Sellers Architects, this 4 bedroom home is built on a sloping site and has commanding sea views.

Facing north, the house is clad in Linea Weatherboard, solid plaster and concrete tilt panels and comprises 3 levels with an attached two-car garage, which has a skylight.

To the right of the garage a door opens to the living room where a television is superbly located inside a recessed wall. Timber stairs lead to bedrooms on the level above while a hallway flows to the open-plan living room where beautiful solid oak flooring adorns the living and dining area plus kitchen.

A granite-top island bench is attached to a raised breakfast bar where there is seating for four. The standout features in the long kitchen are the panes of lime-green glass that complement the bright red furniture in the living area.

Quality fittings and fixtures have been used throughout the home and there are plenty of storage areas. Suspended concrete flooring creates thermal heating and ensures noise between levels is minimised.

The home is designed to be energy-efficient and low maintenance. The water is heated by solar energy, which is a growing trend for many homes.

“Foothold provided high quality services at all stages of our building project.

We were particularly impressed with its open style of communication, and for the various positive suggestions offered during the actual construction period that improved the final product.

We were also impressed with Foothold’s budgeting and reporting system — very clear and detailed leaving no doubts about what each progress payment was for and when it was due. This is a well designed system and professionally managed.

Foothold is very much a ‘can do’ organisation with the inevitable issues that arise during construction being resolved quickly and effectively and always in consultation with the owners.

Having a builder that is competent, driven by high quality standards, very approachable and with sound financial management certainly made this building project a very positive experience for us.”

L.R. and T.R. Heron – Tasman Heights, Nelson