Vineyard House

Located on the outskirts of Carterton towards the Tararua’s and close to the Waingawa River is a very remote and stony site where our clients have established a vineyard.

Having thought about the house design for many years as they established their grapes and closely studied the works of early Modernist Architects, they commissioned a New Zealand contemporary modernist house.

This was to be a house to live with the landscape whilst they also worked on the vineyard. It was to be a house that supported listening to music (vinyl played on cool record players), reading, relaxing and the restoration of vintage Alfa Romeo cars.

The house is conceived as two rectangular pavilions arranged orthogonally with concrete spine wall. Its longitudinal design looks out over the extensive rows of grape vines and beyond that, offers views towards to the Tararua Ranges.

NZ Institute of Architects Award