The brief of this residence located in the outskirts of Wanaka on the edge of Mt. Maude called for a holiday home to accommodate a family in three bedrooms plus a guest bedroom. The total floor area is 480sqm distributed in two levels. This layout follows a clearly defined ‘Y’ shape to optimize surrounding views and to provide shelter and shade during the summer season.
The accommodation wing containing all the bedrooms plus a family room faces the east, the morning sun. The orientation of the living/entertaining wing provides views to the south west of Mt. Aspiring along with a couple of outdoor courtyards; central to the home is the kitchen adjacent to the main entry. On the lower level there is a garage with space for two cars, an entertaining area with home theatre facilities, a laundry and an utilitarian storage area.