From the private yet inviting entrance-way, the house draws you in, through an interior gallery, to the heart of the home where views expand through the treetops to the mountains beyond. With its well-considered material palette, well defined spaces – including an exterior room that provides long views from a sheltered position – and control of natural light, this house is a pleasure to visit.
Te Whare Rakau is more akin to an urban rather than a suburban family home, being closely surrounded by houses on three sides and overlooking a road. A sheltered deck and inset balcony, along with distinctive angles and planes, help to create privacy and maximise views of Lake Wanaka from different parts of the home.
TOWNHOUSES, SPLIT LEVEL