Bucolic Otago landscapes and an elegant, architect-designed home that makes the most of them. Is there anything better? This 262sqm residence sits naturally in its environment, its understated features complementing the land without distracting from it. Think copper accents, a stone chimney and a solid timber door that swings open to reveal a generous foyer. Muted tones, including whitewashed oak flooring throughout, lend a relaxed vibe to the interior. The wood stove at the heart of the home is a nod to one of the owner’s memories of a childhood bach. Above the staircase is an attic loft for grandchildren to sleep over. The great room is flooded with natural light and features an alcove – just the place for contemplation. The solid-oak mantle atop the schist fireplace anchors the space that has a 4m-high skillion ceiling with hand-made oregon trusses. A sleek, dark kitchen offers views to the meadow and mountains on both sides. This stylish home has achieved the objectives set by its owners – to allow them to feel warm and relaxed while they take in the majesty of their surroundings.
Registered Master Builders - Southern - 2021 - Gold Winner
Registered Master Builders - Southern - 2021 - Regional Category Winner
Photo Credit - Studio Jubb
Dowling Construction & Development (DCD) specialises in building unique, high-performing, luxury residences in Queenstown.
Founding Director Dennis Dowling applies his extensive expertise gained from residential and commercial construction gained in six countries over twenty-five years to building award-winning homes in the Wakatipu.
Most recently, a home built by DCD won Gold Reserve at the National Masterbuilder's House of the Year and Regional Category Award winner in New Home $1-2million, 2018.
Every DCD home is delivered with the same passion: Craftsmanship without Compromise. These architecturally designed homes exceed expectations in workmanship, beauty and Passive House performance.