This 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. The house is exposed to strong winds so there are three outdoor terraces areas, to provide sheltered outdoor space depending on the direction of the wind. The materials are recessive, raw and as natural as possible to embed the building into the site; stone, corten steel and cedar cladding with copper roofing. Voluminous interior spaces are lined with beautiful silver beech veneered plywood to provide warmth.