‘Maintaining a visual connection to the view’
On an elevated site overlooking Lake Wanaka, the Ruby Ridge House aims to balance absolute privacy and openness simultaneously. On the contrary to its bold mask towards the suburban street, the back of the house is glazed to enjoy comfortably indulge in the extensive mountain and lake views the alpine town is known for.
“The Ruby Ridge site is bordered by suburban streets on two sides so we wanted create a design that would make the occupants of the house feel secure and not overlooked from the street”, the project’s architect Barry Condon says.
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