Landscape Tekapo

A landscape of luxury


  • 29th Jun 2024
Tekapo C7 Tall

This majestic mountain retreat in Tekapo ticks all the boxes for innovation and style.

When designing buildings for extreme landscapes, careful consideration is required through every step of the architectural brief.

Charlie Nott of Nott Architects was tasked with blending a large home into the extraordinary high-country landscape of Tekapo, showing respect to the surrounding lake and mountains.

With contemporary pavilions placed around a central courtyard, a boardroom, private backcountry hut and a spacious farm shed, the home achieves significance while remaining sympathetic to the environment.

Set within a large landholding of 199 ha, the ultra-private home is adorned with Siberian larch and western red cedar, complemented by aged-steel chimneys. Inside, materials such as oak floors and timber ceilings enhance the connection to nature.

The standout feature of the property is undoubtedly the 75 sq m dedicated boardroom and studio bedroom, which stands separately from the homestead residence. Additional buildings include Sally Hut – an alpine cabin complete with four bunks, a fireplace, solar power and a kitchenette – as well as a generous seven-bay farm shed.

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