One of the best things about having a blog is that we can show images here that we weren't able to shoehorn into the magazine. So here are some more views of our Home of the Year 2010 by Stevens Lawson Architects, a beautiful house in a beautiful landscape. All the photos are by Mark Smith. This one shows the view south over the house to Lake Wanaka.

And this one looks over the house to the west, with the Treble Cone skifield just out of frame.

Here's a night view of the home's western elevation, with the kitchen space opening onto a courtyard. The room at the left of the picture is the main bedroom.

And here's a view southwest over the lake, which clearly shows the way the architects designed the home's cedar skin to wrap the walls and the roof. (For those of you wondering how a wooden roof works, it conceals a waterproof membrane underneath it, and is constructed in removable panels to allow easy maintenance of the membrane if necessary).

We'll post more outtakes of the other Home of the Year finalists over the next few weeks.