A staggering deer farm/forestry block with elevated homestead overlooking Lake Okareka and Mt Tarawera and with extensive existing gardens featuring Rhododendrons, Maples and alpine plantings, a legacy of previous owners. We were invited by the new owners to enhance and rework homestead surrounds to fully realise the potential and practicality of this exclusive property.
A major refurbishment of the existing pool and surrounds created a focal and recreational precinct and extensive retaining walling using locally sourced Rhyolite volcanic farm rock brought vistas to alfresco entertainment spaces. A dramatic stairway takes one down into the walkway system around the gardens.
The overall improvement to the outstanding outlook and creation of leisure spaces was breath-taking and extremely rewarding.
As clients and hosts Colin and Fran were exceptional and we are still involved in enhancing other areas of the property.
The clients brief was to create a water feature and enclosed courtyard that would create a “Balinese” theme to showcase artefacts collected in their travels.