Forest Heights

Designed by Salmond Architecture in Wanaka, the brief was for simple, modern lines softened by cedar cladding.

The site has extensive views across Lake Wanaka to the Southern Alps and Treble Cone ski area and receives substantial sun in the alpine environment.

Designed as a functional and energy efficient holiday home in Wanaka, the house is made up of two cedar clad pavilions linked by a glass entry way. The front pavilion houses the kitchen, living and master bedroom with the guest wing and laundry in the rear structure.

The layout creates a practical and aesthetic separation between the two spaces with the central area providing the link to a sheltered deck on the western side and a paved outdoor living space to the east.

“The cedar cladding is detailed and built to keep a clean simple appearance. This required precision in building, particularly around windows and doors.” Architect – Anne Salmond

Construction time: 10 months

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