Stunner in Sumner


In a picturesque setting, surrounded by native bush overlooking Sumner beach, this stunning hillside home creates a serene space.

Encased in natural cedar it complements the landscape and looks right at home. The masterpiece of LOC Construction, this home is well within its rights to be draped in awards.

Entered in the Bunnings Renovation $500,000 — $1 million category at the Master Builders’ House of the Year Awards, the home was granted the Regional Category Winner award, a Gold Award and is a Gold Reserve Finalist.

LOC Construction manager Tom O’ Connell says this was a unique job; a home re-planned within its existing footprint in an impossibly steep location – though unassuming to the untrained eye, complexities were guaranteed.

Due to its steep hillside location there was limited access. “The site only had a steep walkway down to the house and no parking on the road. In order to get the 8m steel beams up to the job we had to use a helicopter.

‘There was no test fitting for the beams so the measurements had to be perfect and they slotted into place easily,” Tom says.

That wasn’t the only aspect that required forward thinking. LOC Construction was tasked with retaining a majority of the original roof structure whilst replacing all of the wall framing “This meant we had to prop the roof structure then demolish the existing walls and replace them as we went.”

This 120sqm Sumner beauty is a true showcase of what LOC Construction is renowned for, building and renovating some of the region’s most outstanding architecturally-designed homes, and overcoming complexities with an innovative and forward-thinking approach.

LOC Construction, 10 Hartley Ave, Christchurch
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