Wakatipu Basin House
From the exterior, the vertical nuances of this home accentuate its rural surrounds in the Wakatipu basin, an area surrounded by towering peaks. Horizontal timber cladding in juxtaposition with the verticality of the rooflines portray an extensive home, yet one which is sympathetic to the vastness of its natural surrounds.
With extensive floor-to-ceiling thermal joinery, and additional triangular joinery incorporating the roofline, the design creates lofty spaces with a focus on the outdoors. Designed for versatility and changing family needs, the home's classic lines and elegant open spaces are ideal for a growing household.
Interior specifications were dealt with in a hierarchy to preserve the desired layout but fit within a budget, allowing the main living areas, kitchen and bathroom to incorporate a decadent elegance while the bedrooms and other areas of the house are classic yet understated.