Image 7 of 12

Large house on difficult steep slope is partly dug into the hillside to create a basement platform for the upper levels

A feature timber ceiling, wood-finished walls and wood floors, together with the stone fireplace, all connect with Queenstowns pristine natural environment in this contemporary home with rustic touches. The combined living and dining environment is formed beneath a raised roof section that the architect says enhances the light, airy, and uplifting quality of the space.