We've been receiving plenty of good feedback about our current issue, much of it fan mail for the house near Arrowtown designed by Bergendy Cooke (of BCA Studio) for her partner Guy Fisher and their daughters Anouk and Kiki. This was more than enough encouragement to feature some outtakes here from Paul McCredie's shoot at the house.

This image shows the house on its site, rising abruptly (and intriguingly) from the lawn. The doors downstairs lead to the living areas (set back to provide summer shade), while upper-floor windows are tinted and set flush with the exterior. The slats you can see on the upper floor are part of a deck containing a sauna and open-air bath.


The home's northerly elevation has a subtle kink in it that provides for a slightly different aspect from each of the rooms in the living area and upstairs.


Inside, the living areas are semi-open-plan, with walls of black cabinetry dividing the living and dining areas.


This view below looks back towards the kitchen through the dining room. 


Let's go upstairs now - up the stairwell lined in beautiful boards of Southern Beech, to be exact (they're oiled with a product that has a whitening agent in it, so the boards now look as if they have soft pink tones).


Anouk and Kiki share a room. Bergendy and Guy designed some cool bunks for it.


The image below shows the steps (that double as shelving) from the guest room to the upper deck with the sauna.


And here's another view of the home's exterior, showing the entry at right (a door to the living room is at left).

 
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