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Russel Devlin Eco-House Tasman

Home Details

Building area
108 m2 m2
Year built
2007
Rooms
4 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
Properties of the future will offer what this exceptional property offers you now. From its superb ridge-top location this exceptional property spans panoramic views of Mountains, Bush, and the sparkling Tasman Bay—Sublime!

Promising a bush-clad haven for the future, the 2.164ha have been planted with over 1000 native trees and shrubs. Delight in the country and bush environment so much a part of our lifestyle in NZ!

The exclusive newly-constructed Russell Devlin designed Eco home is positioned to maximise the dramatic views, and is designed on four levels, leaving a small environmental ‘footprint’ while maintaining space and privacy.

The home boasts a spacious upstairs Master bedroom incorporating ensuite and a private balcony delightfully frames the northerly view. On the central level: two double bedrooms, one single bedroom, and another bathroom provide generous space. The ground level: a tasteful designer kitchen open to stylish dining and living zones which feature full-length bi-fold doors opening onto deck and lawn to provide effortless indoor-outdoor entertaining——how perfect for our long hot summers! Soak up the spacious, light atmosphere, emphasized by high stud height, gleaming exposed-aggregate floors, and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows—the striking impact of the cantilevered floor of the living area suspending you out into the panoramic view is stunning!!

Russell Devlin’s vision in his architectural practice is to work toward a more sustainable built environment. Specialising in environmentally compatible homes and passive-heating design, he has been promoting the concept of environmentally-sustainable energy and building systems for residential and light commercial use for more than 20 years. His vision for the future is to create, through his work, an awareness of alternative building systems.

These values are seen in the substantial alternative energy options offered by this stunning contemporary home, with under-floor heating, a lively log fire, and cedar panelling affording a warm, relaxing ambience in winter. Complementing these features are: Passive Heating—including double glazing and insulation throughout; Solar Panels—this energy system is ready for installation; Fire and Radiant Underfloor Hydronic System—centrally positioned to provide underfloor heating controllable to 5 zones in the home; and a large hot water cylinder compatible with solar, wetback, and electrical power.

Chattels of exceptional quality throughout, and tile and natural timber finishes, all lend a timeless appeal to transport this home from now safely into the future. The home also features a generous double garage, well-positioned Office, and nearby a modern, fully insulated shed, comprising four bays—three of which are enclosed.

Take a deep breath and relish a quiet, settled community which revisits a time when neighbours knew and looked out for each other. It’s hard to believe the Motueka Township is merely a ten minute drive away.

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