Architectural Excellence Matched Only By The View
With views out over the bay, a lot of careful planning has gone into the building of this spectacular home, with sustainable, eco-friendly resources. The main lodge building reflects the architect-inspired features the owners/designers wanted for their hill-top property with its commanding views over the valley and bay below.
Many of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian-style elements are present in the large, open-plan living area with easy/blended access to the cantilevered east deck.
The long, flat lines of extended horizontal narrow-board cedar cladding provide the organic connection to the earth – seen up-close or from a distance, the buildings are seen to be suited to and part of the surrounding landscape – they blend in almost seamlessly;
From the entryway and its ‘compression/release’ approach to revealing the spacious main living area (and the amazing views to the east), there is an easy, welcoming flow for occupants who feel connected to the outdoor space through the six-panelled sliding doors opening onto the main deck, which wraps around the entire east (and much of the north) side of the building, offering a birds-eye view of the Motueka river, Tasman Bay, the Richmond Ranges and on a clear day, D’Urville Island
Rows of long, narrow windows in the gallery are additional Wrightian architectural effects, allowing natural air flow and a profusion of ambient light without intruding on the living space below. In addition to the natural feel, it also contributes to lower energy bills for heating and cooling. The house has a solid, well-built feel to it, compounded by the tight fits of interior wall boards and attention to detail throughout which all add to the custom, architectural design impression provided to visitors and occupants alike.
A single bedroom cottage with the same spectacular views as the main home provides a boutique accommodation business on the side and features open-plan lounge/dining and kitchen area, with private deck and lovely surrounding gardens.
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