“This site was quite small and due to its size our initial thoughts were that we wanted to get as high as we could to take advantage of the amazing views,” says Alister. “What’s so good about this site, and which very few have along the lake edge, is that it has a lawn. So we wanted to utilise the indoor, outdoor living at ground level, which is very sought after in Queenstown, while also positioning the house for the views.”
“As architects we are particularly lucky when a client gives us quite an open brief, as they did for this design. So we were able come up with a design that took advantage of the views to the mountains while utilising the proximity of the lake.”
Utilising a ‘big box over little box’ concept the home is laid out over two storeys with the bedroom suites and garage on the upper level. The lounge is an intimate space with frameless glazing that helps meld the lines between the interior and exterior, and engages the space with the lake and incredible views.