Kelvin Heights House

The design concept for the expansive Kelvin Heights waterfront home was to combine traditional form with modern style, while its narrow sloping site presented a complex design challenge. The result was a split-level design which allows the house to gradually step down the site to the lake edge.


Exceptional buildings are the result of an effective collaboration between The Builder, The Client, and The Designer, with each playing their own significant role in the build process.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

Core construction materials employed are cedar, schist, steel and glass.


Very fortunate to meet you both a few years after I suffered an extremely stressful experience with a Wellington based architect.

- Ian & Mee Leng Hong

Dravitzki Brown’s design oeuvre reveals a strong commitment to ensuring the conceptual theme flows seamlessly throughout the build. Their structures echo a consistent design language, both in the overall form and the way materials are used, which resonate from interior to exterior. Extensive knowledge in complex detailing bring designs to life, aided by photo-realistic renderings which enables clients to view, and understand the vision, well before construction begins.