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Project Type:
New Residence


Completed 2017

NZIA Southern Architecture Award 2018


This house has been gracefully inserted into an established neighbourhood surrounded by mature Kanuka trees. From the private yet inviting entrance-way, the house draws you in, through an interior gallery, to the heart of the home where views expand through the treetops to the mountains beyond. With its well-considered material palette, well defined spaces - including an exterior room that provides long views from a sheltered position - and control of natural light, this house is a pleasure to visit. 

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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 1862 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.

Mason & Wales have built a reputation on the enduring principles of quality, value and professionalism, which is evident in their portfolio of completed work.