Set in an awe-inspiring landscape on over 4,000 acres, this award-winning home has perfected its place within the environment evoking a strong sense of timelessness and belonging. Exquisitely composed on a massive scale with locally sourced materials, we love the feeling of calm sophistication and raw natural beauty.
Located along the Banks Peninsula in the dramatic volcanic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island, this award-winning home is designed as the centerpiece of a remote and wild cove with breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains. Conceived and designed by Auckland based architect Andrew Patterson, the home was commissioned by an expatriate New Zealander as a base for farm and coastal activities and is part of a large homestead originally settled in the late 19th century. Accessible only by helicopter or 4-wheel-drive vehicle, the property was designed as a rural farm retreat for up to 14 guests.
Shortlisted for the World Building of the Year, the house is constructed largely from locally sourced macrocarpa wood, quarried stone and steel, its horizontal silhouette seamlessly integrated into the land in perfect relationship to the natural environment. The open plan layout includes the towering great room with a large stone fireplace and walls of glass overlooking the shore, with both seaward and leeward exterior environments. The sleek modern kitchen is off to the side and is perfect for entertaining with a dining area opposite the fireplace that seats fourteen. There are three ocean front suites each with deep free standing tubs and a bunk room with eight bunk beds ideal for the kids.
The dramatic architecture is softened by a selection of neutral textiles and custom contemporary furnishings and fittings. The outdoor lounge and pool area is positioned for maximum effect with stunning views and uninterrupted solitude.
Welcome basket, daily housekeeping (with optional laundry services), Wifi throughout, digital cable TV, swimming pool and spa pool, open fire and deck to relax with family and friends. Optional services include: Touring and concierge services, private chef and catering, airport transfers, and various activities including massage services, farm tours, cooking classes, and nature cruises by boat. Mountain bikes for guest use. Private helipad access.
Bordered in the west by the snow capped Southern Alps and in the east by Pacific ocean, the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island is a vast region of grassy plains, sparkling lakes and rugged mountains. Just over an hour south of Christchurch, the area is famed for its spectacular landscapes and thrilling natural wonders. Still recovering from two large earthquakes, nearby Christchurch is a vibrant city with a lively art scene, extensive botanic gardens and a playground for urban and outdoor adventure. A few hours west is Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier, the highest peak on the island.
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Nearest Airport: Christchurch (78 km) just over an hours drive to the welcome area where guests will be greeted and driven another forty minutes along farm roads to the villa. Guests can also helicopter directly to the villa, which is a stunning 12 minute ride.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Each season is so unique and beautiful in its own way! The busiest time is November through April with some of the best times during the “shoulder seasons”: September through October and May – June.
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Scrubby Bay Villafrom $NZD5,795/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.