Large and luxurious, Waiora is a sustainable development located on a plot that boasts breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. The luxurious villa design features massive windows that welcome in the stunning mountain panorama, and fill the interior with natural light. Reaching its completion in 2023, the home layout includes four large bedroom suites, an expansive open plan living space with dining, kitchen and lounge areas, and a huge deck that soaks up the serenity of the surrounding landscape. There is a focus on wellness here, with an infrared sauna, infinity pool, and a home gym for daily exercise. A media room and an enviable wine cellar promote relaxation and play.
The residence takes one of only eleven private plots within the exclusive Forestlines gated community. The green landscape rushes up to meet the front entrance of the home, creating a soft and natural border.
Waiora is the Maori word for health, soundness and healing waters. This beautiful name is lovingly displayed in fine gold letters at the front door, illuminated by an understated modern wall sconce.
Upon entering the exquisite home, an impossibly perfect view makes a breathtaking first impact. The clear blue waters of Lake Wakatipu evoke calm, whilst Cecil Peak and the Remarkable mountain ranges arouse awe and wonder.
This exceptional home boasts a fabulous living room with a spectacular view. The mountain panorama negates the need for any interior colour of distracting decor. The view is more than enough to please and hold the eye.
Soft grey modern sofas and a large area rug define the lounge within the airy open plan living space. A sleek modern coffee table forms a central anchor. A contemporary bench seat draws low across the window wall so as not to interrupt the view.
A modern fireplace flickers atmospherically at one side of the lounge, providing a warm and cosy glow as one looks out at the cold, snowy mountain peaks.
The outdoor dining spot beats the ambience of any top restaurant. Modern outdoor chairs seat eight people at a large yet visually light dining table design.
Comfortable outdoor sofas are arranged out on the terrace, which is undoubtedly the prime spot in which to while away the hours.
The kitchen cabinets contrast darkly with the rest of the light living space, which creates a dramatic impact. Four kitchen bar stools line up along the edge of a massive kitchen island, interrupting its dark finish with moments of light wood tone. A modern linear suspension light draws brightly along the full length of the dining island, fully illuminating its spacious countertop.
The kitchen island is situated so that the cook can appreciate their location as they go about preparing food for the family.
The mountain-facing exterior of the home is almost fully glass to drink in the natural beauty.
The luxurious bedroom design is the stuff of dreams. A ceiling-mounted fireplace descends in front of vast dual aspect windows, where it heats the foot of the bed. A bedroom lounge area is situated on the opposite side of the room for gazing out upon the environment.
Even the walk in wardrobe benefits from a view of the landscape.
… And the bathtub puts you right at the mountain peak.
The master bedroom suite features its own terrace area to connect it with the blissful environment.
An outdoor chaise lounge chair and coffee table make up an inviting lounge area on the bedroom terrace.
A larger patio runs alongside the infinity pool. Four outdoor lounge chairs and a modern firepit fashion a welcoming social area, where conversations and laughter can stretch long into the night.
The patio and pool are tucked away privately into the dip of the sloping terrain, which surrounds them with lush shrubs, groundcover and established trees.
The waters of the infinity pool ripple out toward Lake Wakatipu and the nearby mountain ranges.
Beautiful Queenstown is a destination for adventure and activity. Amongst the thrilling landscapes, there are world-renowned vineyards, golf courses, walking and hiking trails, horse trekking, and scenic cycling tracks. Spas, boutique shopping, and excellent food and wine are a local treat. River rafting, jet boating, canyon swinging, bungy jumping, skydiving, and skiing from winter to spring will excite the wild at heart.
The modern home exterior looks out from a 13,000 square metre plot of land at the front of the development, where it receives entirely unobstructed views. An integrated solar power system and a Tesla Power wall wire the home for an ecologically responsible lifestyle. Smart home technology and underfloor heating offer optimum comfort and convenience to enhance daily life.
The property location is just an eight-minute drive from central Queenstown, or a twenty-minute drive from Queenstown international airport. There is generous parking for up to six cars. A large home office offers a luxurious setting for remote working.
Density of plantlife makes the home feel safely secluded and far away from the troubles of the world. The holistic environment promotes mental and physical wellness.
Even the roof of the home is overtaken by the green beauty of nature. The green roof blends harmoniously into the hill, softening the presence of the linear architecture.
The plant-covered roof creates the impression that the house has stood here for a long time, slowly becoming one with the land.
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