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Above: Exposed painted beams and ceiling battens, and a schist stone column reinforce the traditional character of the interior. In keeping with the theme, the kitchen in the open-plan living area features panelled doors and a brick-style splashback. Interior designer Julia Foley of Queenstown Interiors teamed these elements with classic contemporary furnishings. Right: The living room also has a schist wall and large gas fireplace. 14 search | save | share at trendsideas.com Whitaker says the architecture is defined by its tall gabled volumes, simple, sloping roofs that shed the snow, and large overhanging eaves. “The glazed gable facades open up the house to the expansive views. The forms step forward, which means the gables can have return windows that bring the views, light and sun into the house through 180°. In keeping with the alpine aesthetic, natural materials include local schist stone and cedar. “The cedar window facings at the front of the house extend through the two storeys, creating a strong, elegant, vertical proportion to