Swan Lake

Swan Lake


Discovered nestled around a courtyard at the end of a long unfolding, processional drive, Swan Lake is a private residence of 705m2 in floor area. It is constructed in rusted core 10 steel, skim rendered brickwork with aluminium pivoting joinery.

The concept for this home activated a barren site as a model of the alpine dream. An artificial infinity edged reflection lake with sculptural hillocks behind, forms a foreground to the surrounding Wakatipu landscape. By doing this, Coronet Peak, which forms the primary view is brought as a framed double reflection into a dialogue with the property. The whole composition forms a stage for living a full and dramatic life.



Simon Devitt