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.


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

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.


We started with a list of features that we wished for in a house and ended up with a house that fulfilled every wish. We particularly love the fact that the quality of the design and build are immeasurably satisfying.

- Jane Forster & Glenn Eggleton

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.