1 Conference Street, City Centre


The Ornsby House - Two Bricks Together


In 1925 Mies Van der Rohe famously said “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”

“On a prominent corner site in central Christchurch, a cuboid brick house bridges the divide between residential and commercial, embodying a considered interplay of international influences from the iconic terrace house of Sydney’s inner east to nuances of early European modernism.” Clare Chapman – HOME Magazine Oct-Nov 21 issue.
Completed in 2019 the family of home of Case Ornsby from Case Ornsby Architecture has instantly become a recognisable landmark property and as intended, acts as a strong bookend between the executive residential and the commercial area of Victoria Street.

• 3 Double bedrooms, master with walk in wardrobe
• 3 Ensuite bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiling
• Burnished concrete floors at ground level with zoned heating underfloor
• Separate lounge with Jetmaster Gas fire and built-in joinery
• living/dining/Kitchen with connections outside through sliding doors in both directions
• American Oak veneer kitchen/scullery with Mont Blanc Granite and stainless-steel tops
• Home office, Powder room and double garage complete the ground floor
• Landscape design by Canopy Landscape Architects
• Imported stone paving to driveway and courtyard
• Wienerberger European brick cladding and soffits
• Christchurch Girls’ and Boys’ High, Burnside High, Heaton and Elmwood school zones

A masterful design that has become an instant classic. By shunning the traditional and creating a carefully considered town home the design is fitting to any international metropolis without looking out of place here in Christchurch.
Another project beckons and the desired outcome is to have this house sold before Christmas.

Auction: 12.00pm, Saturday 18th December 2021 onsite (unless sold prior)

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Property ID: RX3119373

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