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Luxury Modernist Merivale Home

Merivale, Christchurch



This timeless modernist home, and winner at the Canterbury Architecture Awards 2021, was designed by Sheppard & Rout Architects Associate Director, Jonathan Kennedy, for his own family.

The kitchen is at the centre of this home and, together with large picture windows, slide-away doors and external terraces that provide exceptional views of the garden and lawns, is considered a highly social home.

It has been fitted with luxurious finishes throughout, exotic blends of natural stone, oak and soft touch joinery, as well as wool carpets, Italian polished plaster and Smartfloor Blond Oak engineered wood flooring by Forté.

Smartfloor Blond Oak is the perfect foundation to this home and blends seamlessly into the interior which is flooded with natural light.

Smartfloor Blond Oak has a wear layer of genuine European Oak and pairs a lightly brushed texture with a low-sheen finish. Its light, blonded tones create a Scandinavian feel that will suit many interior design styles.


Sheppard & Rout Architects


Jason Mann

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