Feature Project - Design & Build - Moncks Spur Residence

Client Private
Consultants Architect: Objects
Structural: SDS
Programme 22 weeks
Media 22 weeks
Moncks Spur Residence
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Moncks Spur Residence

This project comprised of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 148m2 residence was constructed to replace a 1928 bungalow that was destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

With the site located on the northern lower slopes of Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs the new plan capitalises on views over Redcliffs and the estuary out towards the Southern Alps. Living, dining and kitchen spaces are placed on the northern/eastern side in a single large space focusing on the views under a folded raked ceiling. Bedrooms and bathrooms are split by an axial gallery corridor which houses, behind bi-fold doors, the laundry and solar HW hardware. Bedrooms although snug have volume achieved with high raked ceilings with low level windows assist in gaining privacy, provide a level of intimacy whilst also permitting a cool floor level air flow from the southern side. The master bedroom is placed out on the southwestern corner of the plan and expansive views across the estuary to the alps can be gained from the bed.

The material palette for this house is restrained but warm - externally, cedar boarding is counterbalanced by white weatherboards and the cedar is internalised through the entry space and culminates in the cladding material for the sculptural extract hood. Internally the client's art collection is placed on warm white walls with a burled cork engineered plank flooring system installed throughout. Both master bedroom ensuite and the main bathroom have a rich material palette with Timaru bluestone flooring, vertically proportioned ceramic wall tiling and rimu joinery. Bespoke lighting was undertaken in the main living spaces to compliment the Danish mid century lighting which is installed throughout.

All these aspects have resulted in a "beach house feel" - one thing the clients were after.


"Our experience with Image has been excellent from beginning to end. Our needs were listened to at the initial meetings. The team on site were a pleasure to have and I think what we appreciated most was the workmanship and pride in work - and the fact the team were on site each day from beginning to end. We can only say our home is a delight for us, made easier by the support from the team at Image. Sincere thanks to the team at Image."

Client, March 2016


ADNZ Architecture
Job: Moncks Spur Residence

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