Sapphire Spring Rise, Wanaka

This elegant home built for Tom Dupont, owner of Archi Build sits perfectly on Sapphire Spring Rise in close proximity to the lake and Wanaka township. Tucked away in a sought-after location, yet close enough to enjoy easy access to the trails, schools, and lake this is the perfect family home.

The natural Abodo vertical wall cladding offers contrast against the Matt Black aluminium joinery and dark Abodo cladding. The repetition of glazing at the front of the house combined with flat roof and overhang make a real statement when approaching the home.

With a 242m2 floor area the homes open plan living area attracts plenty of natural light and the view draws your eyes to the lake and the mountains beyond. The outdoor entertainment area opens up off the living space with large sliding doors and is complete with an outdoor dining area, the prefect place to unwind after enjoying everything Wanaka has on offer.

A dual sided fireplace creates a cosy lounge that still retains great views of the surrounding area thanks to full height sliding doors. Bedrooms on the western side of the house have large siding doors with side venting windows that open up onto a private courtyard. This second outdoor living space is accessed via three sliding doors and is sheltered from the wind, featuring an outdoor fireplace.

Built above the current required housing specifications this home will be in line with the category 6 H1 change coming into effect later this year. The house has 6 x 2 exterior framing to reduce timber and materials waste, and provide more space for insulation. A thermally broken floor slab is combined with joinery from Design Windows that is thermally broken with warm edge spacers, double glazing, low E glass and Argon gas. This high performance home has expansive windows and minimal wall space; choosing the best joinery has ensured that it will be warm during the cold Central Otago winters and cool during the hot, dry summers.

One of the key features of building in Wanaka is the views and this house is no exception. Full 2700mm sliding doors made the most of the mountain views from the main living areas. The other areas of the house have 2400mm high joinery, still allowing for plenty of light and ventilation.
All the door sills were recessed to give the perfect flush entry from the outdoors. Quality craftsmanship is clear and creates a nice cosy home sitting to the North West for famous Wanaka views.

The Windows & Doors

  • Metro Series ThermalHeart windows & doors powder coated in Matt Black
  • Low E Max double glazing with Argon gas with warm edge spacer
  • APL Elemental hardware - flush pulls recessed
  • Smooth Plasma panel entry door in mannex black finish with large Elemental lever lockset
Type: Residential Location: Central Otago Colour: Matt Black Joinery Type: Altherm Residential Series
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