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Capturing the Essence of the Landscape

April 2019


An award-winning Central Otago lifestyle property is on the market.

Listed for sale by Neil Bulling and Jo Nieper of PGG Wrightson Real Estate Cromwell, and situated at Mt Pisa, on the banks of Lake Dunstan nine kilometres north of Cromwell, the 1900 square metre property was the Registered Master Builders’ Association Southern Region House of the Year in 2012, winning a gold award and triumphing in the ‘Builder’s Own Home’ category.

Neil Bulling describes it as an outstanding lakefront property.

“A wonderful and well-executed design complements the property’s exceptional views of the lake and Mt Pisa, to make for a highly desirable package.

“It is solid and well-grounded, yet understated. Designed to reflect the surrounding landscape, including water,
mountains and the respective light shows provided by the changing seasons, it combines relaxation and peace in mind with the opportunity to entertain.

“This is a contemporary home of the highest quality, and an opportunity to secure a remarkable residence, with easy access to Central Otago’s many great lifestyle attractions,” he said.

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Its citation in the House of the Year awards read as follows:

“This substantial home reflects the context of the area, both with the choice of colours and external materials, including schist stone and paving. The home was designed to capture the essence of the Central Otago landscape.

This substantial two-level home consists of four double bedrooms, all with their own patio/deck. It also encompasses two lounges, including an upstairs area off the master bedroom, an open plan dining area and a state-of-the-art kitchen. It has three bathrooms, including one integrated with the laundry area, and plumbing is also in place
to enable an additional en suite bathroom to the fourth bedroom, if desired. The home also boasts two double garages, one of extra height for the boat/caravan.

“The home’s solid construction includes concrete floors, concrete-filled masonry walls, concrete pre-cast feature stairwell and internal and external schist feature walls, providing thermal mass to retain heat in the winter and keep cooler in summer.

“Large glass doors throughout provide uninterrupted views of Lake Dunstan and the surrounding mountains, while maintaining privacy through tinted glass. Hardwood decking and concrete patios extend the outdoor living with seamless access. A large outdoor wood fire provides ambience to an already breathtaking view.”

Designed by late Christchurch architect Bruce Taylor, the house was built by local Central Otago company CDL Building.