Built on a steep hillside the owners wanted the house to acknowledge the natural landforms of the site and to integrate with the hill side. Having previously lived in a villa that faced “all the wrong way” the owners wanted a house that faced north, has plenty of natural light to as many spaces as possible and also to allow for the views out to the Southern Alps.
The house was designed for a young family and to have good indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. From the entrance the house splits into 2 directions. One area is the main public space which is an open plan area that includes the living, dining, kitchen and office areas.