A slice of true paradise, the Waimarino Lodge features properties along a lakefront wilderness in Bob’s Cove, just outside of Queenstown CBD, New Zealand. Designed by award-winning architects Fearon Hay, Waimarino is a stunning getaway with expansive shared living spaces, luxury bedrooms and breathtaking views from every angle. Choose from a glorious ‘Owners Residence’, a pristine ‘Premium Villa’, or a refined and understated ‘Luxury Villa’ wrapped in the lush greenery of the sloping landscape. Endless adventure awaits outside the villa’s doors, along Lake Wakatipu and over the surrounding mountain ranges. Or maybe the outdoor bathtub under clear blue skies will be just too inviting to leave behind.
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Back inside the modestly proportioned villa, the rooms open wide to the extraordinary landscape. Even the indoor rainfall shower thunders down in front of a sweeping mountainous scene. A mirror above the double sink bathroom vanity draws the awesome views further inside and builds on the impact. | 22 |.
Modern planters serve nature up onto the deck, whilst you serve the wine. The soft glow of interior lights filter through sheer drapes at the windows, providing enough illumination for an evening read. | 18 |.
Off-grid technology and green practises make Waimarino a high-end eco-centric accommodation. Conscious sustainable development decisions from initial planning to daily servicing minimise Waimarino’s footprint on the planet. | 20 |.
If you can’t bear to leave the view, no worries, an outdoor shower will keep you fresh and connected. Industrial style plumbing fixtures and finishes blend easily with the dark exterior cladding, and become enveloped by its deeply corrugated texture. | 15 |.
An outdoor dining table and modern outdoor chairs offer a closer connection with Mother Nature at breakfast, lunch or dinner. A bed of grass attractively breaks the dining area apart from the swimming pool, and serves as a subtle guide toward the top of the pool’s underwater steps. | 9 |.
Behind the dining area, a lengthy white granite island stretches the kitchen layout. A linear suspension light highlights the kitchen dining bar, where black bar stools silhouette crisply against the clean stone. The back of the kitchen is arranged with a darkly contrasting cabinetry and a slick glossy black backsplash. Wine storage is backlit enticingly at one end of the layout, whilst a pair of pure white vases sculpt interest at the other. | 7 |.
A ceiling mounted modern fireplace keeps the luxurious villa toasty in wintertime, when the mountains are snow capped. In green Spring and Summertime the piece simply presents a cool sculptural addition to the contemporary monochrome lounge scheme. Pale grey lounge furniture and a matching area rug keep the decor palette restful, whilst the fireplace and a chunky black rectangle coffee table provide punchy accents. | 3 |.
The tasteful lounge opens up to a huge dining room and a kitchen with a butler’s pantry. The impressive rectangle dining table can seat a large party of ten, which is where the optional private chef service and fully stocked wine and whiskey cellar comes in very handy. | 4 |.
Situated on 18,093 square metres of land in the beautifully sheltered bay, the modern home exterior of the ‘Owner’s Residence’ encompasses a huge 201 square metre sun terrace with a 40 square metre heated infinity pool. A comfortable conversation pit is sunken into the side of the concrete patio, heated by a modern firepit. The perfect place to chat about the day’s adventures of heli-skiing, scenic backcountry hikes and vineyard wine tastings. | 1 |.
How’s this for a living room with a spectacular view? The 495 square metre Owner’s Residence sits at the very front of the property, where majestic mountains and tranquil waters layout a magnificent welcome. Native birdlife calls from the surrounding bush, building on nature’s blissful ambiance. | 2 |.