“The clients definitely wanted the house to feel of the area — a rural central Otago feel,” says architect Barry Condon. “The site’s pretty interesting, with views across to the lake and the alps, and the home presents its face to the mountain vistas.”
To enhance the sense of place, large swathes of glazing were installed throughout the home to maximise the landscape. Doors open onto decks from two of the three bedrooms, and can be peeled back in the open-plan living area. A rich exterior materiality of cedar, schist, and metal joinery echoes the hues found in the local environs.
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