2017 SILVER AWARD
Southern Builder’s Own Home
0.26 ACH rating – Highest recorded in Central Otago and 2nd highest nationally
Inspired by the homesteads of old, this picturesque Queenstown residence is not only architecturally respectful of its past, but behind the charming facade is Central Otago’s highest airtightness rating and triple glazed joinery. This high performing home exudes authentic character and charm whilst ensuring ultimate comfort to its occupants.
Inside is modern, yet in line with classic construction techniques. Large architraves, deep sills, tongue-and-groove ceilings and visible brush work in the painted trim were all used to evoke a sense of history. Schist features, including a fire surround and kitchen wall, help to ground the design.
Enormous skylights bless the home’s heart with a natural glow. Three good-sized bedrooms provide a quiet escape from the open-plan living domain. A cosy second living room that shares the warmth of a two-sided gas fireplace with the living room provides flexibility.
The end result is an appealing family-focused and functional modern home that’s steeped in traditional values while benefiting from the latest in technology and building science.