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Above and above right: The alpine character is reinforced by raked ceilings in the bedrooms on the top floor, and by solid wood doors. Far right: The master suite commands sweeping views of the lake and mountains. The site – believed to be the largest private landscaped area on the hill – backs on to an extralarge bush reserve. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Jamie Cobel 16 introduced a textural wall that defines this area and helps to capture the natural light washing across the surface.” The main living floor accommodates a large, open-plan living room with a kitchen and dining area. This is open to a breakfast area, an outdoor entertaining terrace and a games room with a bar and climate-controlled wine cellar. The kitchen is in the heart of the home to allow a close communication with people in both the living and dining areas. The owners can also enjoy the same amazing views while preparing food at the island. search | save | share at The library-study-music room is the pièce de résistance of the house. Here, the full drama of the view is exposed through the doubleheight glazed gable end. This room features a raked ceiling with Fijian kauri battens, and a spiral staircase to a mezzanine level. A traditional rug is teamed with a slate floor, edged with Fijian kauri. Interior designers Julia Foley and Kylie Symister of Queenstown Interiors say furnishing a home this size took meticulous planning. “From designing the extensive joinery to selecting colour palettes and finishes, we