marmol radziner: hawkesbury residence
marmol radziner: hawkesbury residence marmol radziner: hawkesbury residence
feb 03, 2012

marmol radziner: hawkesbury residence

‘hawkesbury residence’ by marmol radziner, mt barker, wanaka, new zealand image © emily andrews all images courtesy of marmol radziner

at the base of the wanaka valley, the ‘hawkesbury residence’ by los angeles-based marmol radziner overlooks the rolling farmland of mt barker, new zealand. oriented with an elongated elevation towards the north, the dwelling is protected by a deep roof eave to block the strong sun of the southern hemisphere while framing the distant alpine peaks. approaching the homestead, the structure is encompassed by and recedes into the barren hillside beyond. the linear configuration and shallow footprint allows sweeping mountain views from all of the interior rooms which are framed by the roofline and cedar deck.

(left) entry (right) side deck images © emily andrews

an entry path parallels a stone retaining wall which contains integrated benches and outdoor fireplace. the common and private areas are placed within separate volumes and have been connected with a stair. bordered with a continuous sliding glass perimeter, the great room including the kitchen and living room may be opened to unify the indoor and outdoor dining area. a wood wall encloses the study, bathrooms and ladder to a bedroom loft. the master and children’s sleeping areas are set aside within a private wing with unobstructed views of the landscape.

kitchen image © emily andrews

kitchen image © emily andrews

great room image © emily andrews

fireplace image © emily andrews

great room image © emily andrews

view to the landscape image © emily andrews

pool deck image © emily andrews

view from the great room image © emily andrews

stair image © emily andrews

bedroom image © emily andrews

upper level corridor image © emily andrews

dwelling is framed by a hill beyond image © emily andrews

dwelling is framed by a hill beyond image © emily andrews

site plan A. parking court B. deck C. pool D. residence E. planter F. patio

floor plan / level 0 A. parking court B. walkway C. planter D. fireplace E. pool F. pool deck G. deck H. great room I. powder room J. closet K. pantry L. laundry M. hallway N. bedroom O. bath P. master bath Q. master bedroom R. side deck

project info:

project: hawkesbury residence location: mt barker, wanaka, new zealand site description: north facing sloped site with mountain views square footage: 2150 , (200sqm) , (3 bedroom, 2.5 baths) project type: single family residence

design architect: marmol radziner executive architect: herriot + melhuish: architecture project team (mr): ron radziner (design principal), leo marmol (managing principal), stephanie hobbs (design associate) project team (hma): max herriot (project director), karl wipatene (project architect), kylie adamson (project team) interior designer: white interiors landscape architect: baxter design group ltd general contractor: tony quirk builders ltd enviromental engineer: chris rowe electrical engineer: none licensed cadastral suveryor + civil engineer: patterson pitts quantity surveyor: wt partnership structural engineer: dunning thornton consultants geotechnical engineer: geo consulting ltd

  • Wauw, the building is just as simple but versatile as the surroundings. Very beautiful!

    [url=]Arnout Hasselaar[/url] says:
  • views worth killing for 🙂

    adam3 says:
  • Simply amazing! 😀

    [url=] allesistgut [/url]

    allesistgut says:
  • Makes me homesick, the want of being just there…just imagine when it snows..wonderland!

    friendly says:
  • bas dobro!

    umetnicki zanati bgd says:
  • Love the great room

    cookie man says:
  • I love the use of wood detail throughout, simple lines, truly refined craftsmanship. Also captured some amazing views (we appreciate, as we also have some amazing views here in the high desert of New Mexico).

    Santa Fe Home Builder says:
  • Everyone builds like this in Wanaka, come & see for yourselves – stained weatherboards with copper caps and local schist stone. If the site wasn’t so great (would have cost millions of $$$) I’d say” Architectural Yaaaawn”.

    Tom Ford says:

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