Vineyard House

Completed 2018

Designed for a growing family on the site of an old vineyard, the clients wanted a house that took in the views over the vines to the hills beyond and provided a warm, modern solution for their family.

Sited well back from the road toward the edge of a bank, we designed a simple, sculptured form with the bedroom end cranking toward the morning sun and the living toward the afternoon sun.

Split to make good use of the entry zone, doubling up to be used as a day bed, the living end dissolves into a sheltered rear courtyard and separate, disjointed reading/tv room. The roof line facets up to respond to the winter sun, adding a dynamic aesthetic to the active end of the house. The roof line extends over the deck, dissolving down to a fine edge, referencing the line of deck below, defining the transitional space between inside and out.

Contractor: Hamish Ryan Construction

Photographer: Sarah Rowlands

NZIA Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award 2020 - Housing