5-Star Lifemark® rated home: the Cummings House

Janet and Bernie Cummings’ new 5-Star Lifemark® rated house in the Selwyn District, Canterbury, was designed by Higham Architecture.



Why Lifemark®?

“My wife and I had a few ideas for our new home, but were confident in giving Jason a lot of freedom with the design. Once we began to discuss incorporating the Lifemark® Design Standards into our new home we didn’t look back. We needed a home to suit us through the rest of our working lives and into our retirement,” says Bernie Cummings.

“Elements such as easier to navigate light switches, wider corridors, more space around kitchen benches and a generally more spacious layout and lighter house, is making life at home so much better already. Not only is our home really functional and eco-friendly, it’s also tailored to us and isn’t a predictable, cookie cutter design. Plus the views are spectacular!

“I would certainly recommend using the Lifemark® Design Standards to anyone looking to rebuild. Why try to change things later– it’s so much harder! Find a good architectural designer who knows what they’re doing and work using the Standards from the get go.”



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