Modern Arrowtown Cottage

By Koia Architects


Modern Arrowtown Cottage

Set on an elevated hill in Arrowtown, this modern home pays homage to the modest early cottages that are synonymous with the area – a simple gabled form with chimney with lean-to roof. Here, it is interpreted in a slate-like cladding with stained cedar and glass. The chimney is exposed to the side. The layout has been specifically designed to work as a generous holiday home, able to accommodate two families. The split level deign has two bedrooms on the upper levels with bathrooms, and a huge bunk room and large bathroom in the basement with built in beds sufficient to accommodate a large hoard, plus additional room to function as a games area. The garage is discrete, to keep with the simple cottage feel. Whilst being obviously modern, the house is contained in a fairly modest footprint, yet maximises the outdoor opportunities via a series of courtyards and open spaces. As always with Koia-designed projects, this home has been conceived and built with a ‘whole of lie’ design in mind, whereby it will endure for many decades.

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Koia Architects has been practising the art of architecture for over 20 years. Established in Auckland in 1995 by architect Tony Koia, a second office was opened in Queenstown in 2004. Having offices in both the city and the mountains gives this boutique practice the unique ability to offer a personal and tailored full architectural service, with a commitment to 'Total Design' using sustainable 'Whole of Life' best practice.

“Your home should be a reflection of you, the site and the space in between.”

To reflect this commitment Koia Architects Auckland Ltd and Koia Architects Queenstown Ltd were created in 2006 to provide better service to both regions.Initial projects included all types of residential and apartment fit-outs including their integrated interiors, and landscaping design. This quickly expanded to include townhouses, terrace houses, apartment buildings, office fit-outs, commercial projects and hotel design. 

As part of the maturing New Zealand residential market over, we have enjoyed providing creative solutions for different types of living environments and seeing our clients appreciate the benefits of these.Working in a wide range of residential and commercial projects keeps us fresh and always provides aspects that enrich future projects – regardless of the size or type.Each commission is special and unique.

Every client brings a different hierarchy of requirements and we identify these at the outset - whether they be aesthetic, quality, time or budget constraints - so a successful outcome is achieved. We encourage our clients to be involved throughout the design process as this often brings about a more fulfilling result.