Hunter House - JDA Studio Architects
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Located in central Otago, Wanaka, New Zealand, this home characterizes a combination of contemporary Greek inspired finishes with a Central Otago language. Local dry-stack schist rock walls resemble the material used for historical mining huts in the area built by the early Chinese settlers during the gold rush period. These sit underneath a white rendered parapet mass, contrasting between simplicity and earthy texture. The rock walls provide privacy to several courtyard spaces off the bedrooms and the main ensuite. This relationship embarks on bringing the outdoors in even in the bathrooms and the open public spaces are designed to capture views to Wanaka’s Mountain Ranges including Mt Roy and other lake peaks.