The Lake House - MJWarchitecture

Mark Warren from MJWarchitecture, was the planning and design inspiration behind this beautiful house for some very fortunate clients in Lake Hawea. It is a gathering place for a multi-generational farming family from Taihape. The brief from the client was simple - every room to have views of the lake and mountains beyond; the form of the house was a response both to this brief and the awkwardly shaped site.

Congratulations Mark, on being a runner up in the TIDA New Zealand Architect new home of the year award for 2022, a compelling achievement and more recently The HOME magazine Rural Home of the Year 2023. A notable amount of our Classique pre-finished Birch has been used for lining the walls and ceilings in this project, creating a beautiful warm and grounded feel throughout the house. The builders, Lake Wanaka Builders did a really great job in installing the panels, making this mammoth task easier that they were already pre-finished and no time was wasted in varnishing.

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