Business South January 2024

| 97 BUILDING Elegant Kiwi Homes T T Karen Phelps Meticulous planning part of success story Elegant Kiwi Homes has three house and land packages ready and available including 32 Larissa Road in Halswell. Elegant Kiwi Homes has established its success on innovation, quality and customer-centricity. Founded in 2015 by Ivan Presquito, the company embarked on a mission to address the housing supply shortage in Christchurch post-earthquakes. Today it stands not just as a builder of houses but also as a creator of elegant living spaces that embody a commitment to superior design, construction, and customer service, says Ivan. “Elegant Kiwi Homes are underscored by a desire to deliver something different and distinct to the market. Each home has its unique points of difference. For example we put additional details, like LED strip lighting on the ceiling or recess the television. This makes our houses stand out.” Ivan, the driving force behind Elegant Kiwi, holds an MBA degree and a diploma in Business from Waikato Institute of Technology. His extensive experience in the construction industry since 2012 has played a pivotal role in the company’s success. He says his company’s philosophy revolves around the belief that a home is more than a structure– it’s a reflection of dreams and aspirations. Elegant Kiwi Homes designs and builds homes from scratch, emphasising both functionality and aesthetics. Each project is meticulously planned to ensure it is completed on time and within budget, showcasing the company’s dedication to transparency and customer satisfaction. Ivan says that Elegant Kiwi Homes takes pride in its dedicated team, comprising builders and painters on staff, supplemented by contract builders. The total team includes over ten skilled professionals, ensuring that every project is handled with the expertise it deserves. The company’s service is comprehensive as can be seen through its client app. Ivan says that uniquely the company allows clients to access all aspects of the app, providing real-time updates on the progress of their builds. Clients can view photos, schedules, and communicate with the team, fostering a transparent build experience and keeping clients actively involved in the process, he says. Currently Elegant Kiwi Homes has three house and land packages ready and available. The properties include 6 Brusio Drive in Wigram, 32 Larissa Road in Halswell and 1 Lolite Lane in Rolleston. The 180sqm Wigram home, clad in Eurobrick and cedar, offers four bedrooms plus with study, kitchen plus butlers pantry and open plan kitchen/living/dining. Distinctive features include 2.57m high ceilings and a built in bed in the master bedroom with LED lighting underneath to give a floating appearance. In the main bathroom there is a round LED mirror and sink with separate access apart from the toilet and bathroom. It features a 15sqm outdoor covered patio. The Halswell home clad in plaster, Rockcote and Weathertex, totals 160sqm and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a raking feature ceiling, with the highest point being five metres. The Rolleston property is clad in plaster and cedar and has a floorplan of 183sqm. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and open plan kitchen/living/dining. Special features include cathedral ceiling and large floor to ceiling windows to let in plenty of light. Expanding beyond Christchurch, Elegant Kiwi Homes is currently building in Hamilton, and Invercargill. In Invercargill the company will launch three four-bedroom homes in Crinan Street, ranging from 160-180sqm and clad in brick. These affordable family homes are crafted with quality traditional materials. In Hamilton it has three homes underway in the Aurora subdivision, ranging from 150170sqm, with three to four bedrooms, main bathrooms, ensuites, and double garages. The company is also venturing into duplex and apartment developments, with upcoming duplex options available in Halswell Commons in Christchurch along with a standalone two-storey home in the same subdivision. Ivan emphasizes that house and land packages are only one pathway offered by Elegant Kiwi Homes for clients to realise their dream homes. It also offers design and build, full project management and a maintenance and renovation service. Make your dream kitchen a reality • Kitchen • Laundry • Scullery • Wardrobe • Shop Fitting • Vanity FREE QUOTE AND FREE MEASUREMENT! 03-3896668 Andy Knight - 027 702 1055 | RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATIONS • COMMERCIAL FOUNDATIONS PROUD TO SUPPORT ELEGANT KIWI HOMES For all your building supplies visit us at 550 Johns Road, Christchurch Phone: 0800 191 674 Email: McVICAR Residential and Commercial Properties Proud to be associated with Elegant Kiwi Homes 021 912 213