Designed by Condon Scott Architects, Ruby Ridge House is located on an elevated site in a relatively new subdivision overlooking Lake Wanaka. This house is an ideal place to indulge in the awesome mountain and lake views privately. Situated on a challenging, wedge-shaped site, this modern house is designed with two types of cedar cladding.
This house offers perfect pleasures with a bold mask to the suburban street for the people who reside within its walls. It becomes an ideal retreat to enjoy nature, especially the mountain and lake views. This house has a simple, mono-pitched roof and curve-edged and cedar-clad walls. Its dynamic design directs the view of the observer towards the alpine panorama ahead.
There two types of cedar cladding with a warm and dark stain that accentuate the roof and windows’ lines. The timber contrasts with board form concrete and both of them spill into the house interiors to provide an awesome visual consistency inside and outside the house.
Around courtyards that are sheltered, the living space is configured privately. This house space also flows from the interiors seamlessly with the body of the house to provide a windbreak and a visual barrier. These courtyards are linked through stacking aluminum sliders, used as an extension of the living space, and can be enjoyed every day with a boardform concrete outdoor fireplace.
Flowing easily from the living area, the front deck comes with the French oak floorboards that appear to merge with the Kwila decking. The bedrooms and living spaces can be found in the sun-soaked northern wing of the house with the best views. The architect locates the garaging in the southern wing, including the ancillary spaces and guest bunkrooms.
Ruby Ridge House Gallery
Photographer: Simon Devitt