Rangi Nui

Located on a large flat site half way between Coronet Peak and The Remarkables in the Wakatipu Basin sits the four bedroom home appropriately named Rangi Nui, meaning ‘Great Sky’ The challenge for this site is the fact that views are in every direction. A key design decision was to be able to see both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables form the main living areas.


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

A stunning feature is the exposed timber scissor trusses, creating high ceilings in the living areas which extend out to the landscape. The house is arranged around multiple outdoor courtyards, allowing sheltered areas to enjoy the outside in a variety of weather conditions.


I told my children that they are so lucky to have a home that is world class and envied by many.

- Ian & Mee Leng Hong

Attic trusses above the garage and secondary bedrooms are a clever way to maximise cost effective floor area. The house is clad in slate, cedar and schist stone.