LOWBURN VALLEY

Category

Residential

Year

2001

Brief

New house

From the air, this new house resembles a tiny hill-side town. The owners wanted a layout to provide flexible use.

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The northern wing houses the entrance gallery and living, cooking and dining spaces with a country-scaled larder. The plastered, deep, highly insulated walls create a solid and welcoming ambience. The southern wing includes service areas, a den/office and further bedrooms to accommodate visitors, friends and family in large and small groups. The upper southern wing is clad as a red-shed, like the barn/workshop around the corner. The two wings hinge around a central courtyard. 

The lofty gallery entrance door leads into light-filled spaces, with contrasting with between the plastered concrete. Modulated windows in the glazed link way and other spaces frame the spectacular views of the Central Otago hills.

81 Harbour View Road, Northland, Wellington