Craftmanship and integrity on show: Stonewood Homes

Stonewood Homes’ showhome at 48 Lanner Drive, Rolleston is simply stunning. Under the control of Warwick Isaacs and James Parker for the past three years, Stonewood’s focus has been on delivering high quality homes and excellent customer service.


Olivia Gallop, Stonewood’s Pre-Construction Manager has a particular interest in this showhome and has been involved with the project from initial concept to completion.

“The house was designed with the intention of creating an impact as soon as someone walks through the front door,” she says.

And without a doubt the single level 235sqm black brick and cedar family home does just that.

The house has two separate distinct wings. At the heart of one wing is a striking kitchen, butler’s pantry and family living area filled with natural light from the pitched ceilings featuring skylights, and full height glazing overlooking the garden. A cosy formal lounge is off to one side.

The colour palette of the kitchen and living area is moody greys with accent dark timbers, says Olivia. “We used colours and products that might not be regarded as conventional because we wanted to showcase the huge range available on the market. It’s fun to be different and playful with interior finishes and we encourage clients to put a unique and personal stamp on their homes,” she says.

In the second wing of the home is the large master suite, three family bedrooms, separate laundry and a walk-in linen cupboard. In this part of the house too there is evidence of a creative design hand at work.

The tiles on the floors of the bathrooms and separate toilet are a dramatic geometric black and white, while all the tapware is brass. The Amazonian-jungle patterned wallpaper in the separate toilet is a real conversation starter, as is the delightfully cheeky wallpaper in the nursery.

“Visiting this showhome is a great way for clients to experience the high level of craftsmanship and integrity we dedicate to building our homes and designing house plans,” says Olivia.

“The tradespeople who worked on this home are the same team who work on all our homes, so there is no difference in the standard delivered.”

Stonewood Christchurch has hundreds of home design variations available, as well as offering a design and build service.

“Each of our standard plans can be modified as we believe a new home should reflect each client and their unique style and requirements.”

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