Bridgewater Terrace, Wanaka

Side view to master suite and kitchen living area
View of dining area and living area with courtyard in the background.
View front front deck through dining area to the courtyard
View of dining area through to kitchen, with master bedroom at the back of image.
View to kitchen across dining table and chairs
Master bedroom
Deck of master suite with table and chairs set up to look through garden and to the river
Family bathroom with tiled wall and around bath
Bedroom with ensuite above garage. Small table and chairs in corner with view to the river.
Courtyard with outdoor dining table and chairs
Entry to house with large pivot door

“At the heart of this house is an over-sized kitchen island – An entertaining hub for two social restauranteurs and their sons.”

Started on a napkin in the owners’ restaurant, the concept for this house maximizes the site’s uninterrupted northern exposure over the Clutha River whilst taking into account the strict height covenants with recession planes. The house wraps itself around a West-facing walled courtyard which captures afternoon sun and maintains views through the living area to the river and reserve beyond. The house was raised 900mm above ground to tie in the two-story garage and guest room, but also so that the living areas would be high enough to benefit from panoramic views.

Photography by Mike Wilkinson.

Steve and Mike standing on a balcony overlooking Lake Wanaka

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