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“People feel the house is even larger than it actually is,” he says. “This is mainly due to the innovative design that avoids wasted space with hallways. The central living area itself provides separation between the two bedroom wings, and the second and third bedrooms open off another family room.” The show home also illustrates just what can be achieved when you personalise your space. For this house, the blonded timber was teamed with local greywacke stone, which features on the fireplace surround and on columns supporting the canopy above the outdoor living area. Other personalised touches include a painted wall in the living area that’s the perfect blank canvas for artworks and shelving. There is also an eye-catching decorative wallpaper in the family room, and a blue feature wall in a bedroom painted in Dulux Huka Falls. The many benefits of the Lockwood building system are showcased as well, including the high level of insulation. The system has CodeMark Facing page, top: The new Lockwood show home in Christchurch features a soaring fixed canopy supported by greywacke stone columns. The cladding is a mix of cedar and low-maintenance aluminium. Based on a modified Lockwood Madrid plan, the show home provides two bedroom wings separated by a large central living area. Facing page lower and above: Greywacke stone also makes an appearance on the inside, forming the fireplace surround in the spacious living area. The ceiling and most of the walls feature solid blonded timber. Skylights in the kitchen and canopy enhance the natural light. search | save | share at