Project Type: Outdoor Living Area
Published: Houses Magazine - Winter 2019
Year: Completed 2018
A summer house, designed with the same materials and form as the house itself, sits across the lawn from the living area. This provides a sheltered spot to retreat from the sun in the summer, with a pizza over and spa pool. I also offers privacy from the neighbouring driveway that runs along the edge of the property. It was the home owners idea to remove yourself from the house for the retreat there, “says Muir. “The trick is to do it well and make sure it is used, otherwise it could have dominated the house or obstructed the view...."
- Houses Magazine - Winter 2019
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.
Mason & Wales have built a reputation on the enduring principles of quality, value and professionalism, which is evident in their portfolio of completed work.