This residence by architectural designers Nathan Shearing and Martin Gvardijancic of Fat Hippo Designs is a perfect example of integrating a spectacular home into the natural environment without detracting from it.
Oriented cleverly to remain very private and also take advantage of maximum sunshine hours and the expansive 180 degree views, the property has been structured low on the long, narrow section, partly obscuring it from the road.
This contemporary designed property is the epitome of open-plan lakeside living. Exquisitely finished both internally and externally using local natural schist, cedar cladding and expansive glass walls, all of which blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings that Bobs Cove has to offer.
An impressive copper front door perfectly complements the exterior cladding. Three metre high floor-to-ceiling windows span the length of the north and south walls of the open-plan lounge/kitchen area, allowing the superb views of Lake Wakatipu to be enjoyed right through the house. The roof extends beyond the glazed walls over the outdoor patios, providing a form of passive heating and cooling throughout the year.
Extensive private outdoor patio areas have natural wood fires, setting the tone for the ultimate in outdoor entertainment for all seasons.
Enjoy morning coffee in the architecturally-designed modern kitchen with solid granite breakfast bar or dine in the sumptuous lounge area with the open gas living flame fire providing the ultimate in ambiance for those apres-ski winter evenings.