This home designed by Fearon Hay Architects sits on the edge of the Crown Range pass between Queenstown and Wanaka. Taking in amazing views from The Remarkables to Coronet Peak and down the valley towards Queenstown.

This house was originally drawn for a previous client that never followed through but sold it on a few years later as bare land with plans. With fervour and vision the current owners took the baton and created an even better than anticipated result which has already featured in magazines including Life & Leisure and Home.

The location presented many extreme challenges, an altitude approximately 2100m above sea level, extreme wind loads and facing the breath-taking views of the mountains the designers took it one step further pushing the boundaries with a plan that included more glazing than external walls. Working closely with the owners and main contractor Design Windows Cromwell helped make design adjustments until all parties were happy that there would be no regrets.

The home is essentially four rectangles around a central courtyard, each orientated to capture the standout views. It has been built to withstand hurricane-strength winds with four layers of cladding and floor to ceiling windows that are some of the strongest rated in New Zealand.

All the door and window joinery was fully rebated flush with the concrete polished flooring. The seamless look was completed with gib return ceilings into the head and wall to wall joinery gib receivers. The doors and windows all feature Low E Double Glazing to keep the warmth in and the cold out during the cold Central Otago winters. The aluminium joinery is completed with custom made weathered brass dark v-locking flush pulls from Chant hardware.

THE PRODUCTS

  • APL Architectural
  • Low E Xcel Double Glazing
  • Chant Hardware
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