Lake Hayes House
The perfect home for entertaining, inside and out. Enhanced by a large indoor fireplace, horizontal planes of cedar batten ceiling and recycled matai flooring frame the views, while extensive use of glass connects the interior to the landscape. The L-shaped building forms a courtyard for both summer and winter dining around the big outdoor fire.
2006 NZIA New Zealand Award
“An elegant but friendly and informal holiday home / retreat capturing unusual views of the valley and surrounding mountains and using simple and crisp building materials. At once contemporary and retrospective.”
— NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS CITATION