Takahe Construction

Coastal Brick & Block Ltd

Stephen Goodenough Photography

Create Range Custom Emperor

Formerly an iconic homestead built circa 1924 the beautiful old Delamore, named after it’s architect, was demolished after the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

A private timber bridge leads over Cross Stream into the new Parkdale setting and one of three new homes being built on this huge section has settled in nicely to it’s stunning peaceful surroundings.

A collaboration between architects Co Lab, construction company Takahe Construction, interior design firm The Duchamp Collective and landscape architects Nick Rouse Design has created a fabulous timeless home to live in.

Both function and form work well together here with glass and brick working seamlessly together.  Wanting something different to the standard claddings available an extra long thin profile brick was sourced.  CCB then worked with the team to create a locally made Emperor size brick from the Create Range.  Coastal Brick and Block laid these with a natural grey mortar in a stretcher bond.  Raking the horizontal joints and flush mortaring the vertical joints has softened the edges whilst accentuating the horizontal, creating long thin layers to the eye.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to photographic, computer screen and browser variations, the true representation of the finishes and colours in this website may vary. Kiln fired bricks are a natural product and therefore can vary in colour, texture and size.