Barker Lodge

Photographer: Jamie Cobel


With the most majestic view in Wanaka this new build project in Mt Barker has been a favourite, with an amazing client and a genius architect.

A prolific spread-out home that dominates in size yet masks itself into the surrounding area with its intentionally selected colours.

Bespoke selected all exterior and interior finishes and fixtures, curated, and designed all the furniture and made a few special custom pieces too to enhance the emphasis of colour and materiality and pull it through from Hard Fitout to Soft Fitout.

With a key design ethos to bring the outside in the colour in the hills, the autumnal gory all residing within in a clever layered luxury.


Date of completion: 2020

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