McChlery House

The McChlery House sits on an incredible lake front site which is adjacent to the Hilton Hotel in Queenstown. The house steps down the sloping site, split into three levels to maximise north facing views.


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

- Hans & Suzy Raetz

Large sliding doors allow for a seamless transition from the open plan kitchen, dining and living area to the outdoor terrace entertainment zone where an open fire awaits.


Good design, is as much about understanding the client’s goals for the property, as it is about a knowledge of light, space and form.

- Katrina Dravitzki & Alister Brown

The house is constructed mainly from in-situ concrete walls with dark cedar cladding and movable screens. These enable the occupants to alter the façade, controlling the sunlight and privacy as needed.