Fearon Hay mountain retreat house design has to deal with quite different terrain, located in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes. A mountainous landscape of snow-capped peaks and dense beech forest, this is a low impact second home designed as a place to get away from everything. The house is accessed from the roof level, with the flat shingle surface doubling up as a deck to provide views across Lake Wakatipu.
This home reference the simple wood-clad construction of the traditional hut, with an open plan living space flanked by two bedrooms and generous bathing areas. Functional, flexible accommodation is provided by bunks in the second bedroom; this is a small structure, used year round by a variety of people. The aesthetic approach is subdued, with a minimal palette of hard-wearing materials. The stone exterior, concrete floors and dark wood give the Retreat the feeling of a cave, embedded in the hillside. via wallpaper