Nestled into a terraced hillside site, this two-bedroom house has been positioned to enjoy panoramic views east to the Southern Alps.
All living spaces are accommodated on the first floor within two dark stained cedar box forms.
The more dominant north box, with its extensively glazed lounge, cantilevers out dramatically over a 13m lap pool and pool room below.
The main stair dissects the two forms leading up from the turquoise blue waters on the west to the silver dollar gum that boarders the internal courtyard on the east.
Titled Red Rock Lane, the design by Nic Curragh of Objects Ltd, won the Residential New Home between 150sqm and 300sqm Architectural Design Award, at last year’s ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.
Competition judges said, “This home has precise, careful, clean frames. It handles the underside of its floating volume well. The courtyard tucked back against the hillside is a great addition.”
Title: Red Rock Lane.
Architect: Nic Curragh of Objects Ltd. Award: Residential New Home between 150sqm and 300sqm Architectural Design Award.