Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains

Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains

Project: Alpine Terrace House
Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Design Architects: Tim Hay, Jeff Fearon
Interiors: Dean Sharpe / Archistay
Builder: John Gavin Construction
Project Team: Gordon Gallagher, Piers Kay
Location: New Zealand
Area: 370 sq.m.
Photography: Simon Wilson

The Alpine Terrace house is a cluster of simple blackened buildings set around a courtyard. The cluster is sited on a sloping terrace surrounded by mountain ranges overlooking the Wakatipu Basin in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains 1

While the outlook is spectacular, the elements can be harsh – the perimeter of the cluster provides a sanctuary. The Alpine Terrace house is a low profiled retreat perched in the open landscape. “The initial brief for this project required a sanctuary from which to take in the alpine landscape, one that could engage with views of mountain ranges to all sides,” say the architects.

Alpine Terrace House Float in the New Zealand Mountains 2

Black stained oak, stainless steel and carefully considered minimalism are the key elements for this very refined look.

interior design, Mountain house, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

The residence settles completely and utterly into its location with exceptional detail, and a sensitivity that responds to its changing environment through the seasons. A great example of New Zealand design.

The project recently won a Gold Pin in Taiwan’s 2018 Golden Pin Design Awards.
Winner of Gold ‘Best Award’ (DINZ Best Awards 2018)

living room, Mountain house, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand 1

kitchen, interior design, Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

bedroom, Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

bathroom, Mountain retreat, Fearon Hay Architects, New Zealand

Alpine Terrace House, Fearon Hay Architects 10

interior design, Alpine Terrace House, Fearon Hay Architects

Alpine House, Fearon Hay Architects

Alpine Terrace House, Fearon Hay Architects 4

Alpine Terrace House, Fearon Hay Architects 2

Must Read

Sonoran Desert House, Rob Paulus Architects

Sonoran Desert House / Rob Paulus Architects

Project: Sonoran Desert House Architects: Rob Paulus Architects Location: Tucson, Arizona Area: 1,837 sq. feet Year 2015 Photographer: Liam Frederick This modern house in the Catalina Mountain foothills responds to...