486 Buchanan Rise ,
Queenstown and District
*510 m²=5,489.59 sq.ft.
"The architectural legacy created on this 50.85 acre lakefront property is unparalleled. Truly in a league of its own, from the private lake access to the expansive views - synchronicity that allows the architecture itself to evoke the presence of the landscape"
Designed by Steven Lawson, this award-winning home symbolises nurture and shelter. Te Kaitaka is cloaked in natural cedar creating a subtle form that blends seamlessly into the dramatic outstanding natural terrain.
The four-bedroom home embraces earthy textures with natural finishes. Assembled with perfection the modern design has intimate spaces throughout. Each bedroom complete with an ensuite, floor to ceiling built-in cabinetry and windows that carefully frame selected moments of the surrounding lake and mountain views.
The kitchen, living and dining command a balance of simplicity and strength; from the significant center island to the minimalistic designed cabinetry which conceals a walk-in butler's pantry. Large stacking doors tuck away into the wall of the home bringing the private outdoor courtyard in.
An origami-like roofline creates a sculptural form, and angular skylights which bring shafts of northern light deep into the home, create an almost spiritual atmosphere. Two sunken lounges adjoin from the kitchen/dining, both showcasing expansive lake views, open fires, schist floors and precast concrete walls that give a sense of definition throughout.
Set on rolling, tussock-covered hills with Lake Wanaka below and soaring mountains above. Restored with natives and a board walk that leads you to a viewing platform and access to the lake shore, complete with a consented mooring, unique to this property. This one-of-a-kind luxury home is a 20 minute scenic drive from the Wanaka town centre. Buchanan Rise is renowned for its dramatic landscape with large valleys, carved out by ancient glaciers and high mountain ranges. It is also a Mecca for outdoor leisure activities including hiking, fishing, and boating in summer and skiing in winter.