The architecture of a home does much more than offer comfortable living spaces and the best possible outlooks. Sometimes, the way of using the space and how family members can have privacy or come together is all written into the blueprint.
This home by architect Barry Condon is located on a suburban site looking to Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.
“Based overseas and with young child- ren, the owners were after a design that would work well in the short term as a holiday base but in the long term could be a permanent family home,” says Condon.
“They liked the idea of using gabled forms along with low upkeep cladding. Plus, they requested that all the primary spaces enjoy unobstructed views to the lake and mountains.”
In other considerations, the house had to achieve privacy from near neighbours on either side and also offer protection from the prevailing wind.