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This home features refined, sculptural door handles in polished chrome and weathered bronze – the Stretch range made in New Zealand by Chant

High-end hand-made handles by Chant feature on this home


It's always the finer details that really bring a home to life – and the most touched and looked at smaller elements in a house are its handles. From grasping a sculpted front door handle to opening a master suite window on a spectacular view, the handles help inform the experience.

A case in point is the door hardware on this high-end home overlooking Lake Hayes near Queenstown, which was built by RBJ Ltd and designed by Anna-Marie Chinn Architects.

The architects specified Stretch handles in satin chrome plate velvet for all glass doors and the large steel front door. Other handles from the same range with a weathered bronze dark finish were selected for internal wood doors.

Stretch is one the popular standard lines from boutique door hardware company Chant. The family-owned company has an advanced manufacturing premises in Auckland and supplies its sleek, sculptural handles to homes across New Zealand, and internationally as well.

It is this kind of refined project that Chant thrives on, says owner Graham Chant.


"While most handles on the mountain home are standard from our Stretch series, some were customised to meet the owners' more specific needs. For the dramatic front door, for example, the Stretch pull handle has been reworked by our designers to sit horizontally. They also integrated a lever handle into the design – an apt addition for a main entry."

For further details, contact Chant, 136 Marua Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1051, phone (09) 526 4048. Email: Website: or visit our profile

First published date: 28 July 2015

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