The 400m2 house is positioned on a linear terrace overlooking the working farmland of River Run Station – and the Cardrona River – on the outskirts of Wanaka. The simple post and beam structure navigates a hillside descent on three levels while an arrangement of stone, timber and glass elements responds to the climate, culture and lifestyle of Central Otago.
“The clients, a young American family living overseas, had a good understanding of what they wanted to achieve and how they would use the property. They wanted a house that serves as a getaway and retreat from their day-to-day urban life in Hong Kong. The client showed a true appreciation of the landscape, climate, culture and lifestyle of this part of New Zealand.” Hamish Muir, Director, Mason & Wales Architects.
Founded in 1863, Mason & WalesArchitects is the oldest architecturalpractice in New Zealand. The practicehas established and maintaineda reputation for quality designand the preparation of industry-leadingtechnical and constructiondocumentation.