The design for Lot 22 uses the rural theme of a gable roof design that uses stone and timber claddings, which blends the building into its rural environment., incorporating the strong and elegant gable roof design that is reminiscent of the ‘form of the barn’.
The design also incorporates a more contemporary element, by placing a tall and spacious dining, living and sitting room hall through the centre of the house.
The room is like a grand hall, and aligns with a view northward to Arrowtown, and also capturing an outstanding outlook of the Remarkables Mountains. The entrance, garage and loft, and main bedroom wing, have been placed along the eastern side of the house.
The master bedroom incorporates a spacious dressing room and ensuite, and connects to a small private sitting area that doubles as a study, media room, or library. The two other bedroom rooms with ensuites, are placed on the western corners of the main hall. The rooms are formed within their very own ‘barn like’ structures, and are separated from each other, at each end of the house, to create a sheltered courtyard. Opening westward from the living spaces of the grand hall, the courtyard is protected from the wind on three sides. The space leads up a gentle path to a low knoll that provides a raised viewing terrace, surrounded by the mountains. At each end, the house opens out into its own expansive property.
The dwelling has a sense of seclusion, openness, and freedom, connecting superbly with what is Bendemeer – a place of true peace, in rural and mountain splendour. The Showhome captures this spirit, and will provide the best of modern comfort within a contemporary design. The home is stylish, yet grounded and unpretentious, and is connected to the land.
Mason & Wales Architects is an award-winning Registered New Zealand Institute of Architects practice based in the South Island of New Zealand.
Mason & Wales is the first Architectural practice in the country, founded in 1863 by William Mason, the first Architect to live and work in New Zealand and the first Mayor of Dunedin.
During its history the firm has been responsible for the design of a large number of notable buildings throughout New Zealand, and has established valued relationships with clients, consultants and contractors alike.
Mason & Wales work with clients from all over the world on a range of projects of all sizes and types, including Master Planning, Institutional, Hospitality, Commercial, Multi-Residential, Houses and Interiors.
The team works collectively from their Dunedin office, and from Queenstown and Wanaka, with a commitment to making a positive contribution to the built environment. Mason & Wales designs and delivers architecture which strives to be enduring and sustainable to enrich the lives of our clients and the community.
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