Lake House

This Waimauku home draws inspiration from the truffle plantation on which it is situated, using cedar screens, colonnades, balustrades and deep cedar-finned mullions to emulate the shifting vertical lines of the rows of oak trees from which the truffles are produced. The palette of colours and materials reflect the natural earthiness of the truffles themselves. This motif proved irresistible - the unearthed rare object, the luxurious content within the ruddy exterior. The materials are natural, durable and used in a sophisticated manner. The copper cladding provides a 'hard-shell' and weathers with age whilst heavily textured natural stone pillars anchor the scheme to the site.