NELSON: FENWICK HOUSE
Scott Construction is very proud to have won three Master Builders’ regional awards in 2015 for this Fenwick House project. We won a Gold for the residential new home ($1-2 million) category, the Lifestyle and Kitchen award and the entire residential home category. Thank you to our client for a fantastic partnership during the build of their home.
Designed by Phil Matz of Matz Architects Ltd. Fenwick House is a two-storey engineered feat of brilliance and beauty, perfectly meeting the client’s every wish. Overlooking Tasman Bay with views maximised by clever design, this generous three bedroom, three bathroom home has ample living spaces and maximises its position on the Atawhai hills in Nelson.
On the upper storey, an impressive entrance way greets you with floor to ceiling glass walls and cedar fins, complimented by a glazed cedar door. Vertical timber fin balustrades lead you to the bottom level, which is designed for guests and has a large living area and bedrooms that overlook the Boulder Bank. One of the bedrooms was a last minute addition.
On the top floor, rounded walls house and hidden storage draw you into the open living area, which is covered in 400 x 400 ceramic tiles. The area includes an impressive entertainer’s kitchen with a Caesar Stone composite stone bench-top that flows into a butler’s pantry. The living area is framed by unobstructed views of the bay, made possible by the floor to ceiling windows and high stud ceiling. This is the perfect sanctuary for the overseas-based owners to reside during their time in Nelson.
A structurally engineered house allows the home to sit high on the hill and maximise the stunning views. Construction materials included an innovative use of aluminium cladding product, Dual Board by Flashman, complimented by cedar weatherboards.
Exposed aggregate is a feature on the driveway and the patio areas. Other outside living areas showcase massa timber decks and a glass balustrade system to maximise the views. The experienced eye of our foreman saw extra cedar weatherboards added to the surrounding cladding, which perfected the east facing deck. A peaceful hydraulic water feature made of schist tiles completes this sunny space.
The extra touches have ensured this home is easy care and easy living. Added features include; thermally broken glazing for extra insulation, fully engineered ventilation system integrated throughout the house, a security system, internal vacuum system, plywood-lined and carpeted garage and even a built-in fully enclosed gas bottle and garden shed storage area.