A New Zealand homestead opens as much as its magical panorama

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A New Zealand homestead opens as much as its magical panorama

Flock Hill Homestead by Warren and Mahoney is all in regards to the magical pure panorama that surrounds it

Tall, misty mountains, inexperienced, tree-filled slopes and limestone rock formations trying throughout Lake Pearson, kind a magical backdrop, the place a low, New Zealand homestead sits nestled into the panorama. Welcome to Flock Hill Homestead, a brand new visitor dwelling undertaking designed in Craigieburn Valley in New Zealand’s South Island, by Christchurch structure studio Warren and Mahoney (W+M). 

The encompassing nature was a key driver within the design composition, explains W+M principal and undertaking lead Jonathan Coote: ‘The paranormal high quality of Flock Hill has lengthy held enchantment and the situation was used as a movie set for CS Lewis’ fantasy novel-turned-film, The Chronicles of Narnia. On an excellent day, when the lake is glassy, you possibly can actually see the fish leaping. You’re completely consumed by the size and majesty of the panorama.’

Picture credit score: courtesy Warren and Mahoney

The design is clear and modest, drawing on modernist rules combined with references to the farmhouses discovered within the native area. Open to company, the property was conceived to really feel at dwelling within the pure surroundings, and options heavy, sturdy masonry and a gently pitched roof. This manner it feels anchored to its website, and actually embedded into its geography. 

‘We needed to create one thing that would present company a way of security and retreat from the mountainous components whereas nonetheless feeling totally immersed within the dramatic surroundings,’ continues Coote. ‘The easy pitched roof kind is a reference to the agricultural use of the realm and the utilitarian however stunning farm constructions and sheds that dot the native panorama. It offers the constructing a way of lightness and connection externally and texture and heat internally. It additionally enhances the expertise of the “weight” of the limestone components.’ 

Picture credit score: courtesy Warren and Mahoney

A dramatic veranda that opens as much as lengthy views turns into a central level within the design. In the meantime, inside, tinted concrete, limestone flooring and timber make for a comfortable but modern inside. It’s precisely this stability of consolation and exploration that this New Zealand homestead is aiming to encourage, say the property’s managers, Andrew and Sandra Cullen. 

‘Flock Hill conjures up journey and exploration because of the magnificence of the property. Having the ability to share our ardour for our environment and providing company adventures throughout the station, the place area is yours to embrace, is one thing we look ahead to.’ §

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