Designed by Salmond Architecture in Wanaka, the brief was for simple, modern lines softened by cedar cladding.

The site has extensive views across Lake Wanaka to the Southern Alps and Treble Cone ski area and receives substantial sun in the alpine environment.

Designed as a functional and energy efficient holiday home in Wanaka, the house is made up of two cedar clad pavilions linked by a glass entry way. The front pavilion houses the kitchen, living and master bedroom with the guest wing and laundry in the rear structure.

The layout creates a practical and aesthetic separation between the two spaces with the central area providing the link to a sheltered deck on the western side and a paved outdoor living space to the east.

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We created Owens to bring our love of carpentry, attention to detail and craft to the market. When you choose Owens, you choose integrity and a commitment to craftmanship, detail and focus on your job.

We thoughtfully apply our craft to every aspect of a build. From the carpentry in your walls to the seamless, flawless attention to detail of your fit out.

The details transform and lift the quality of a build. It starts with the team – the stable of suppliers – who we choose to work with, and it flows through to the planning and meticulous approach taken to project manage and deliver your home.

We take building seriously. Our team strive for better building practices. We never cut corners, always working to get better at what we do, for better outcomes for our clients.