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“That was one of the aspects that attracted our client to the Lockwood brand – the mix of sustainability and attention to design detail.” Working with the builders and the Lockwood designer, the homeowner chose the company’s Gullwing plan, which was then modified to suit the site conditions and the client’s needs. “Although situated on a large rural Queenstown site, the building platform itself was actually quite small, to ensure minimal impact on the surroundings. “The open-plan kitchen-dining-living area is in keeping with the original plan. What differs is that we’ve rotated the bedroom wings 90° and incorporated a lower-level garage,” says the builder. Externally, schist and cedar accents give the home an identifiably Otago feel, while a continuation of the schist inside reinforces the look, this time with the signature Lockwood pine palette. Sleek, contemporary lines have been augmented with expansive glazing to create a modern family home with a direct view article online at connection to the landscape. Low-profile furnishings in a series of complementary tones and patterns, along with hard and soft landscaping, complete the look. “This was a mammoth project – 18 months in total,” says the builder. “But we worked closely with the client every step of the way to give them the right result.” To contact Lockwood Southern Lakes, phone 0508 4 Lockw ood (562 5963). See and save this story online at