David Stringer Architects
Speargrass Flat, Queenstown
2018 GOLD RESERVE FINALIST
2018 REGIONAL CATEGORY WINNER
2018 GOLD AWARD
(Southern Carters New Home $1 Million – $2 Million)
Set against a breathtaking backdrop of mountain ranges, this award-winning Queenstown home is the quintessential alpine retreat. And yet, with its extraordinary contemporary style, this 385sqm home is much more.
Insulated to more than two-times code requirements and with extensive triple glazing, views can be appreciated from any space, be it either of the two open-plan living areas, the simple – but altogether stunning – kitchen, or each of the four bedrooms. The three bathrooms are an amalgam of clean, elegant lines, with beautiful tiling and joinery.
With their considered design, north-facing louvres allow for air circulation in summer. Come winter, a wood-burning fireplace is a fitting choice for a home that will be dusted in snow. A loft can be found upstairs. The quincho-style pavilion and wraparound deck mean there is ample space for outdoor seating and dining, well sheltered from the elements. Schist stonework and timber edging on the exterior were completed by family, infusing this home with a supremely personal touch.
Concrete, steel, timber and stone combine to create this stunning home, which takes full advantage of the views in this expansive home.
Cutting edge thermal efficiency building practices were utilized in the construction of this home, resulting in a best of type airtightness test.
Great care was taken to address thermal bridging with the design being amended to suit the required construction. The flow from the kitchen to the outdoor Quincho (BBQ area) is uninterrupted, with kwila decking and outdoor seating, along with durable concrete counters, and cedar soffit’s creating a magical space in which to spend time with friends.