An unusual site in a stunning location led to this unique design. The house sits on a small knoll, near the crest of a hill side. The single-story front of house orientates to the stunning landscape from the Crown Range in the Northeast to and Coronet Peak in the Northwest. The land at the rear drops away to create a two-story house, with an entry courtyard allowing for garaging under the house, plus additional guest rooms and an art studio.
Upstairs is the main living area, master suite and guest suite.
The “T” shaped floor plan allows for private courtyards to on both the east and west, with pergola shading. This pergola combined with the overhanging roof avoids summer overheating, whilst providing shelter to sit outside.
Materials are comprised of Flaxpod Colorsteel cladding, combined with natural cedar, Sto plaster, and Schist stone landscaping walls. The bespoke garden shed is cedar, and macrocarpa with a Flaxpod Colorsteel roof.
Interiors have a minimal backdrop of Resene Alabaster, oak veneer and white joinery, with oak engineered wood flooring from Haro. The Stovax fire sits within a bespoke concrete hearth with hidden wood and implement storage.
Team Green Architects was established in 2013 by Sian Taylor and Mark Read, with the purpose of offering New Zealander's a better solution when it comes to designing buildings. Based in Queenstown, we’re lucky enough to be able to design buildings in some of the most beautiful locations you can imagine.
In five years our dedicated team has grown, and is committed to creating, energy efficient and beautiful buildings.
Team is an important part of what makes Team Green Architects. When you choose to engage Team Green Architects, you become part of the team. Your thoughts and ideas are a vital part of the process. In addition to the inhouse team, Team Green Architects has an external team of consultants, contractors and suppliers whose knowledge and experience is valued throughout the process. The sum of all these team members is helping us to reach our vision "to set a new standard and fundamentally change the way buildings are designed and constructed in New Zealand."
We want to change expectations of how people live in New Zealand. We also want to change expectations of how we as a country design and construct buildings. With Team Green we make sure every project makes a difference to the quality of life for our clients and to the world around us. Our promise from day one is to work closely with you to ensure your brief and your dreams are fully understood. We make sure we get to know what is really important to you. We will join you on your journey, and together enjoy creating something exceptional.