Whatever style of home you're building, it's the finishing touches that make the project sing. Solid, well-designed handles, door stops, locks, even robe hooks all play their part, and the sense of luxury starts when opening the front door.
New Zealand quality hardware specialist Chant supplied custom and standard solutions for this sculptural home in a high-end suburb. Director Byron Chant says the owners wanted strong pieces that would extend the aesthetic of monastic simplicity and raw, textural surfaces.
"To match a palette of wood-cast concrete, stone, steel and brass, we provided satin brass hardware that will develop an attractive patina over time. Some elements were made to the specifications of the architect, Julian Guthrie, while others were designed by us."
The pared-back appeal of these products is backed by high-tech functionality, says Chant.
"For example, the custom minimalist front door push plate features an electronic lock and strike mechanism. Elsewhere, steel doors are fitted with magnetic locks that avoid protruding latches until the lock and strike plate are flush."
At the rear of the home, full-height sliding doors roll back to open the interior to the pool, yard, and spectacular views. These close with Chant VS locking flush pulls. Handleless on the outside, on the inside, these pulls weather gracefully with every touch.
Robe hooks, stair rail brackets, magnetic stops and tri-lever handles were other brass elements supplied by the hardware design leader.