House of the year 2008

Extract take from "House of the Year 2008"

"Kitchen Envy

Everyone wants to be the cook in this Queenstown retreat!

At the conclusion of a busy day, this really is the perfect day for an enthusiastic cook to really relax. The kitchen is truly the hub of this Queenstown home - with tongue and groove cabinetry, magnificent granite benchtops and glass tiled walls.

After dinner, take your pick of two living spaces - divided by a commanding Oamaru stone fireplace and wach opening out onto exposed aggregate courtyards. Oamaru stone appears again in the exterior of this home combined with  local schist in the courtyard walls and garage.

Differing ceiling heights add depth to this spacious three bedroom residence, and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors have electronic opening panels at the top. The magical filtered light throughout this single story home is created by steel pergolas - their primary function to screen the sun while the cook enjoys a Sunday afternoon glass of wine."

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