Three gabled roof forms suggest rural farm buildings or even the alpine peaks that this home looks to – inside, it's all about the views out

Designed by Regan Johnston, Johnston Architects

From the architects:

Located on the Southern foothills of Wanaka, this house is planned in response to both the climate and stunning Central Otago landscape. 

Large eaves over the predominantly glazed Northern elevation protect the exterior and interior living spaces from strong summer sun while allowing the owners to enjoy uninterrupted views over Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps.

Three gable volumes are linked to form an ‘H’ shaped plan, with family spaces such as kitchen, living, dining and media rooms located centrally, with more intimate bedroom and office spaces distributed from the social heart of the home.

Externally the gable roofs reflect traditional local building forms, but are created with a sophisticated materials palette of dark tray roofing, ‘off form’ concrete and formal landscape planting that combine to create a crisp, clean exterior and light airy interiors.

Credit list

Interior design
Kay Gray Design
Kitchen manufacturer
Hokonui Kitchens & Joinery
Plaster system by Sto New Zealand
Main flooring
Selected timber overlay
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Highly Commended
CDL Building
Kitchen designer
Johnston Architects in conjunction with interior designer Kay Gray Design
Landscape architect
Rough and Milne Landscape Architects
Window/door joinery
Aluminium, from E13 Performance Windows
Bedroom flooring
Selected carpet
General heating
Gas fire radiators

Designed by: Johnston Architects

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Simon Devitt

01 Aug, 2021

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