One of the most exciting aspects of building a house is being able to choose your preferred architectural style and materials. The owners loved the look of alpine lodges and chalets in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They also loved the Central Otago district of New Zealand’s South Island and the natural stone and cedar houses that are a feature of this landscape.
The owners say the great room fits their requirement for one large space for entertaining. Separate seating areas within the room are clearly defined. One seating area, for example, nestles beneath large schist walls. Beneath a dropped ceiling, another corner of the room houses the kitchen. Here, the flooring is slate, inlaid with matai boards. Rimu cabinetry is offset with dark granite countertops and a bronze-colored glass backsplash.
Warm, earthy tones are also a feature of the bedroom wing. The master bedroom suite on the top floor incorporates a gallery and a study, and has a mezzanine balcony that overlooks the great room. Raked ceilings are a feature of all these rooms, too.
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