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The location of this luxurious Central Otago property signposts splendour – and the reality doesn’t disappoint. The 552sqm Mount Gold builder’s home, a combination of six double-height spaces, is a handsome landmark, but it is also a standout for the family zones it provides, as well as for the smaller, more intimate spaces that allow the residents privacy and separation. Three gabled pavilions face west to capture the evening sun and views over the swimming pool towards Lake Wānaka and Treble Cone beyond. The pavilions are staggered to create different exterior spaces that provide shelter, sunlight or shade and allow the owners to enjoy the outdoors. Exacting craftsmanship is evident throughout the seven-bedroom, four-bathroom dwelling – you’ll see complex carpentry details, exposed rafters, delicate steel tension trusses, dressed stonework chimneys and high-performance European door and window joinery. The building is clad in burnt larch weatherboards – a Japanese technique known as shou sugi ban. Charring the timber results in a durable, low-maintenance cladding with a rich dark texture that suits the Wānaka environment.

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REGION & CATEGORY:

Southern
Builder's Own Home