Home for a Winemaker is a small house, for adults. It is sited on a hill with great views of Arrowtown's famous autumnal trees displaying their glory for much of the year and the Remarkables mountain range and moody skies in the other direction.
Privacy within the home from neighbours was important, so maintenance of views when future neighbours build was achieved by placing windows with sight lines to the Remarkables mountains through boundary setbacks between neighbouring properties.
Outdoor living was created with a sheltered north facing deck on one side of the house, and a courtyard on the opposite side. Enabling outdoor living options to suit the weather.
The Winemaker often arrives home directly from the vineyard. She wanted to be able to ditch her work clothes before seeking refuge in the home. To achieve this the entry is an outside space, with the laundry halfway up the stairs, and an 'underground' wine storage area.
This home was a finalist in the 2020 TIDA New Zealand Architect-Designed Kitchen awards.