Located on the highest point on Mount Victoria, with a commanding view over the city and harbour, Outlook apartments has one of the most dramatic sites in Wellington.
The project was originally conceived as two high quality 250m² residences with garaging. Just prior to completion Novak and Middleton were asked to combine both apartments into a single house. The result is a contemporary residence that offers unparalleled living.
The house has drive on access on to the roof on level 5. A lift and a spectacular staircase provide access to the other four lower levels. These levels contain various living and bedroom areas, as well as a variety of different outdoor spaces.
The site offered specific engineering and design challenges due to its topography and exposure, together with an involved resource consent process.
Overall the challenge to the architect was to achieve an outstanding design that met our clients brief but was also respectful of the site, the landscape and its context.