Industrial is the word the owners feel best encapsulates the design brief for the awe-inspiring residence, ‘Pokapu’. With ultimate elevation on the Remarkables mountain range, the 100 acre property looms large over Queenstown enjoying a panorama that will not fail to impress.
The construction of the 550 sq m house has been an exercise in indulgence of epic proportions. Imagine 1,740 tonne of concrete having been used in the frame of the house alone.
The sheer scale of the living and entertaining areas is impressive and concrete floors and walls of waxed concrete and schist complement the rugged terrain of the exterior. The kitchen is the hub as it divides formal living from the informal. Guests are indulged with a choice of two double bedrooms and an adjoining private common room.
All rooms pour out onto the feature pond and cantilevered entertaining areas. The surrounding maintenance free gardens are landscaped appropriately in tussock and rough boulders.
Images courtesy of: Anna Allan of Alpine Image Co Ltd, Wanaka: www.alpineimages.co.nz and Lifestyle Photography, Queenstown.