The deliberately solid southern elevation of dressed Otago stonework responds to the rocky slopes of the mountainous site and blocks cold mountain downdrafts, giving away very little of what lies within the house, heightening the sense of interest and anticipation upon arrival.
Located at the heart of the home, an internal courtyard creates shelter from the prevailing winds allowing comfortable year-round outdoor living. The line between indoor and outdoor living is blurred by large glazed doors which slide away into hidden recesses providing seamless connection form the courtyard to the living room and kitchen within.
In counterpoint to the solidity of the southern walls, the north-western façade is almost entirely transparent with double glazing opening onto expansive decks which overlook the lawn and linear lap pool, that runs parallel to the house.
Located on a plateau of gently rolling foot-hills at the craggy base of the Criffel Mountain Range, this spacious residence frames the sites spectacular views over the Wanaka basin, yet is discretely located for privacy.