Slopehill Road House - Mason & Wales Architects | ArchiPro

Slopehill Road House

Slopehill Road House is a new home for a young family, with a busy and active lifestyle, positioned between Arrowtown and Lake Hayes, designed by Hamish Muir, Architect Director of Mason&Wales Architects for good friends.

Agrarian farm buildings sitting in the Otago landscape inspired the look and feel of the design, which is a contemporary interpretation, upscaled and up spec’d to high quality living standards, while remaining understated, classic and enduring.

The house is separated into three distinct, but integrated forms which represent and function as an 'Owners Cottage', 'Homestead' and 'Shearers Quarters'.

The garage, or ‘implement shed’ is slightly separated from the dwelling to reduce the overall visual scale of the house, and further define the arrival forecourt, service areas and amenities.

The main living pavilion is central to the design to create a small communal and intimate living area at the heart of the house. The glazed peaks on each end fill the space with natural light and connect the home to the surrounding mountainous landscape.

Planning arrangements ensure that all bedrooms and primary living spaces are north facing for sun and outlook, and connect to the outdoor living and playing field.  

Storage is cleverly integrated throughout the design, to provide accommodation for various toys and equipment which are necessary to attend to the lifestyle property and for enjoyment of the surrounding environment by the family's three active boys. 

Blockwork in the living pavilion helps to create a separate identity and provides contrast to the cedar used throughout the home. Material selections inside and out, are robust, textural and contrasting to a sophisticated palette which serves a relaxed and practical backdrop for colourful family living.

The property has quickly become a much-loved family home and will evolve and grow to suit family requirements over time.

Photography: Simon Devitt 

Type: New Residence

Size: 300m2

Year: 2019 

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