Binoculars, Queenstown

This mirror imaged duplex apartment sets its sights boldly out to the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu.  Comprising three levels, the dwelling makes the most of the steep site to house three generations of family in a side-by-side arrangement.

AWARDS

Winner 2017 Southern Master Builders Home of the Year: Multi Unit for Bennie Builders

Winner 2017 Master Builders Home of the Year: Multi Unit for Bennie Builders

Winner 2018 New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Award for Multi Unit Housing.  Citation follows:

Two houses with mirrored plans share a site, a wall and an entrance to make a complete whole. Two homes, twice the fun? The eye is not cheated here; the level of detailing elevates materials beyond their fundamental form, and everywhere you look there is something in which to take delight, including out front, where twin decks, seemingly unsupported, push bravely out towards the lake.

PUBLISHED 

HOUSES Magazine Edition 49, Spring 2018