West Wanaka, Wanaka, Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand Lake House
Te Kahu House is a spectacular architecturally designed home nestled into its environment at perfect peace with its surroundings of tussock and natural bush. The home’s timber cedar cladding not only on the walls but the roof also blends beautifully with the outstanding natural landscape upon which it sits.
The interior is a beautifully put together mix of cedar, cast concrete and schist with oak wooden floors throughout the dining area and kitchen.
The kitchen itself is state of the art and fully equipped. Works well fully serviced or easy for self-catering.
Under floor heating throughout the house makes for a very cosy winter stay.
There are two living areas both with fireplaces, one houses the media room, which has fully automated Control 4 entertainment system, projector screen, DVD player and ipod/iphone connectability for music.
The second, sunken lounge is open to the dining area, which makes for great entertaining. There are high-speed wireless Internet capabilities throughout the house. Floor to ceiling sliding doors open out onto deck and patio areas.
Te Kahu boasts four bedrooms delightfully furnished each in its own style. All bedrooms have beautiful schist, tile and cedar ensuites.
Te Kahu holds an interesting collection of fine New Zealand art and a mix of interesting objects and furniture from the world over.
Te Kahu was designed by leading New Zealand architects Stevens Lawson Architects and won the New Zealand home of the year for architecture in 2010. The house looks out across the lake, to the mountains and back towards Wanaka. The location is close to Treble Cone, Wanaka's premium ski field and an easy 20 minute drive to town.
Wanaka is a popular destination for skiing in the winter and hiking, golf fishing and boating in the summer. It is a very private and sublime residence sitting on the edge of an embankment overlooking the lake which accessible by a cut pathways and steps. The site has a helipad, and clay bird shooting. Trout can be seen cruising the shore below the house. A power boat and 4 WD vehicle is available on negotiation.
Wanaka is the jewel in the crown of New Zealand's south island in 'Lord of the Rings' country. It is located on the shores of an expansive glacial lake with panaramic mountain views. The weather in summer is typically dry and warm and in the winter snow covers the surrounding peaks. Locals and visitor seek out Wanaka which is famed for its boating with numerous sites to picnic, water ski and fish for trout. Braided glacial rivers enter the lake which offer excellent fly fishing. There are numerous organized activities including sky diving, horse trekking, helicopter flying, paragliding, the famous War birds over Wanaka airshow every second Easter, kayaking, jet boating on the rivers, and hunting for deer chamois and tarr.
Wanaka township is a quaint town with excellent dining, a popular golf course, and other amenities. It is 1 hour from Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand and has its own domestic airport. Wanaka is located in the wine region of Central Otago where some of the worlds best Pinot Noirs are produced. Otago has a rich history of gold mining, pioneering and high country farming. The area was settled in the early 1800s by Scottish immigrants. The local Maori lived and hunted in the area for generations. Scenic flights from Wanaka go daily through Mt Aspiring National Park to majestic Milford Sound, one of the striking Fiords in Fiordland National Park. Fiordland offers an unparalleled experience with fishing, diving and world the renowned Milford track nature walk.
Estate with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5500 square feet
Full, King, King, and King
8 guests maximum
Lake Wanaka and the southern alps
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Wine Country
Places of Interest
- Wanaka and Lake Wanaka
- Milford Sound Fiordland
A view that will leave you speechless!
Let me start by saying that I have traveled the world and seen lots of amazing places, however, I can honestly say that I have never awaken to a more spectacular view than here. We woke up, opened the curtains and sliding doors to see what I can say is the most incredible view anywhere. This home sits on 50 private acres and has a view of lake Wanaka with the mountains in the background. Now for more...from here we hiked to the top of Rob Roy Glacier, visited the vineyards of Bannockburn, shopped in Queenstown, and met people in Wanaka that will be life long friends. Recommend a fly over to Milford Sound. Also recommend visiting Lake Hawea. The town of Wanaka is perfect, small but with great dining and shops. People are very friendly and go out of their way to help. The owner/host is most helpful in making sure we understood how everything worked in the home and where to go. We will return to Wanaka and its beautiful and friendly people very soon. ”
Fantastic location and home
If you stay at this lovely, modern house, you are in for a treat ! The house itself is spacious, well furnished, modern. The kitchen is well equipped. The very best part though, is the wonderful location of the house. The views all around it, as well as from the interior rooms, are spectacular. Traveling all over the country, this house has the most amazing views of any we had seen. The large property goes right to the lake and you are not aware of any neighbors. There is peace and quiet and fantastic views everywhere. You can take hikes right from the house or drive to nearby trails. It takes about 25 minutes to drive into Wanaka, the nearest town where you will find shops and supermarkets. At the end of your stay you are either asked to wash your towels and linens, or you can can make arrangements with the caretaker to do it for you for a charge. ”
WOW in Wanaka
We stayed for a week in mid-April to celebrate my 40th birthday and I cannot speak highly enough of the house and Wanaka. What an absolutely incredible place!! Beautifully created, incredible views, fully equipped, intelligently designed. This is a very special place. Cannot wait to return!!”
No pictures can do this property justice. Located in one of the most remote and ideal settings, this house is truly a gem in the 3rd home stable. The house itself is without sacrifice. Every amenity you would want is present. The quality and attention to detail is apparent and the design is spectacular. We ventured all around Wanaka but coming back to the house was always a treat. A little thrown off by how far out the house was but once arriving truly appreciated and understood. The owner spared nothing in creating this architectural masterpiece and we appreciate them sharing it with us. The property manager was amazing and always readily available to help with any questions we had. If you want an experience like no other in New Zealand, this house will deliver. A very special place..”
- 40"+ TV
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo