For many people it's a dream to own a holiday home or bach. Summers by the beach, weekends near a favourite swimming spot or a winter retreat to carve up the slopes, whatever your idea of the perfect holiday at some stage thought has also gone into the place you dust off the sand from between your toes, or hang up your boots.
If money is no object then you can tap the shoulder of your favourite architect and have a bach that most kiwis would dream of as their house. But if you're looking for a more cost effective option it seems your options are limited.
There are a few advantages to having an architecturally-designed retreat. Not only does it allow you to relax in style, or amaze your friends and family but when the holiday is over it opens your options for rental income too.
They say you should never judge a book by its cover. But when a potential renter is looking through a long list of options the ones that stick out because of their design, location and layout, will get an advantage. Having a house that is architecturally designed will certainly draw some serious attention.
But architecturally-designed homes, especially holiday homes, often attract a premium. After all, if you're in the market for a second home some unscrupulous suppliers may assume you're flush with cash.
However, a savvy buyer wants to maximise their money. This means getting the most bang for your buck. This also means finding a home that looks great, is comfortable and practical.
Welcome to the Flex 90.
Designed by one of Christchurch's leading architect firms it's been built with the South Island lifestyle in mind. This means every element is above code. The design encourages indoor outdoor flow throughout the glorious summer and is warm and cosy in the depths of winter.
More specifically the master room has been designed with folding doors, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite for comfort. The guest bedrooms (of which there are potentially two) have built-in wardrobes. The kitchen features sociable elements, like the breakfast bar, and the dining area has its own deck access. Add an outdoor kitchen to take the party outside in the summer, or an outdoor fireplace to keep the conversation going in winter.
The living area and entrance is available with your choice of heating. Select the wood burner to snuggle to the symphony of logs crackling or go for the gas fire if that's your preference. The entrance partition is also yours to choose, so go ahead and add your style. Will you choose a stone wall, screen or storage area?
In addition you have a choice between a carport or garage. Whether you choose single or double you'll have plenty of space whether you prefer surfboards to snowboards or bikes to hikes.
Starting from $350,000 the Flex 90 is your doorway into a designer home away from home.