Lakes Edge House

The views, sun and location of this waterfront section are unsurpassed in Queenstown although the narrow sloping site was not without its design challenges. The result is a double level house, with a large outdoor living room, with built in seating, gas fireplace and outdoor kitchen, created by the overhanging level above.


We are thoroughly enjoying living in our house and the steady stream of drive-by photographers keeps us amused most weekends.

- Hans & Suzy Raetz

Opening cedar shutters allows users to manipulate the facade to create openness or privacy depending on requirements. The home features a batten cedar ceiling which is continuous from inside to out. The frameless glass on the northern end of the living room further helps to blur the lines between the interior and exterior.


Designs that incorporate our clients’ ideas, yet exceed expectations.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

With considerable expertise in designing all aspects of complex spaces, the duo are accustomed to juggling factors of proportion, size, scale, sun, views and energy efficiency with the brief and budget, creating designs that complement and enhance the client’s lifestyle.