This stunning new home by award-winning Welhaus , on the sunny slopes of Huntsbury Hill, is sure to impress. Bathed in natural light, with views to Pegasus Bay and the Alps, the home employs the best of Welhaus German-engineered technology, incorporating a range of innovative, energy-saving eco features.
My place is 10 minutes to the city centre, great views and cosy sense of space with volted ceilings welhaus wood panel walls; it's great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travellers.
Design-conscious travellers will be impressed by the cutting-edge, Scandinavian inspired design of the Urban Lodge, at Huntsbury. A Welhaus deigns by Simon Blencowe from Pynenburg Collins Architects and Engco Engineers, the home is starkly beautiful – and packs a range of quality features into its compact footprint:
- Welhaus precision design, and engineered New Zealand timber wall panels
- Beautiful Cross-laminated (CLT) timber flooring & ceilings, with innovative New Zealand wool insulation
- Scandinavian-styled white and whitewash natural oiled wood finishes
- Air Tight, Low Energy construction for which Welhaus is famous
- Numerous energy saving features and fittings
- Heat Ventilation and Exchange option
This impressive building rates around 7 on Homestar Rating system before landscaping is taken into account – a serious consideration for travellers looking for an energy-conscious home.
The entire house and property is available to you for your relaxation or business needs while in Christchurch.
I normally have an assistant available and am always on standby if need be.
The house is down the lane to the left and then at the bottom on the right. I have a security box with key pad which has the key for the Urban Lodges European front door (handle up when opening and closing). All the windows and doors are have tilt and turn functions for security. There is plenty of parking for 2-3 cars so turning at the bottom of the lane is straight forward so that you don't have to reverse up the steep lane.
You'll notice in the photo's that the second bedroom is a Mezzanine Studio that includes two study tables so its a multifunctional space. As you can see there are no direct windows over this space so it should be dark enough for a good nights sleep and private enough for your security. Its referred to as a second bedroom as the closest proximation on airbnb.
Small dinner based parties with the aim of good conversation are to be encouraged whereas parties primarily for intoxication are to be avoided at this house. In other words we encourage guests who appreciate the house and are respectful.
I have a company called Welhaus which builds beautiful performance architecture. I am keen to tell the NZ story through our use of NZ designers, suppliers and materials for which we are well known including the sustanabily sourced local wood and wool utilised in this Urban Lodge, a Welhaus design and therefore new Zealand's healthiest home.
I owe Welhaus partly to the influence of the German Passivehaus and Panelisation industries I observed while living in Geneva for three years highlighting Travels wonderful ability to bring objectivity and foster creativity.
I am a very hands off host as I believe it most cases travellers are after autonomy and are happy to have some quiet privacy, especially if you've spent the best part of a day travelling. Thus, you simply get the front door key out of the security box when ever you arrive and put it back in when you leave. I believe that your trust in me/welhaus should be rewarded reciprocally.
My aim is to keep the house you have enquired about to a "show room" standard without loosing that homely feel you are after (or you no doubt would have booked a hotel). When you are not staying here the home is in fact shown to prospect Welhaus clients, some of whom will be ordering our kitset homes for assembly in their own countries after experiencing the ultimate natural comfort for themselves.
We hope you get as much pleasure from the home as we do.