This project which began construction in November 2014 is nearing completion. The building is a modern take on the traditional forms of the miners huts and barns that dot the Central Otago landscape. The simple form has two main wings, a living wing to the north and a bedroom wing to the south, running east to west joined by a glazed link. The site has extensive views across Lake Wanaka and beyond to the west and back to Wanaka township to the south and east. These views do mean the house is exposed to strong winds so there are three outdoor terrace areas, to give the clients options to find sheltered outdoor space depending on the direction of the wind. The materials are recessive and as raw and natural as possible with the intention to embed the building into the site and include stone, corten steel and cedar cladding with copper roofing. These materials have been carefully selected to be sympathetic with the buildings location. Voluminous interior spaces are lined with beautiful silver beech veneered plywood. Landscaping is currently underway on site.