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.


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

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.


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

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.