Geraldine, New Zealand
Located on the Geraldine Downs and accessed up a sweeping driveway through regenerative native forest, this self-sustaining, off-grid home overlooks the stunning Tarahaoa/Mt Peel Range, Mt Somers, Mt Hutt, the foothills and the Canterbury Plains beyond.
It was important this home was constructed with healthy non-toxic, natural & sustainably sourced materials, allowing for; a low allergen environment, interior comfort, resilience and low maintenance. Eaves act as a canopy, allowing outdoor shelter when it drizzles, while the clearstory windows provide effective passive ventilation and back lighting.
Designed to embrace & frame the stunning views, this prefabricated Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) home stretches across softly sloping pastures, connecting with an established orchard to the east & running in sympathy with the neighbouring green roofed studio to the west.
Including two bedrooms, two bathrooms and open plan living, the home accommodates heirloom furnishings, generating a sense of comfort throughout the interior.
NZIA – Canterbury Architecture Awards 2021
Winner – Housing