Architectural Wonder on NZ Cliff
“Hanging from a cliff on a mountainside 10 minutes from Queenstown is the jewel-like Jagged Edge, a rare undiscovered gem in the ultra-luxury private villa accommodation market in New Zealand,” writes Justine Tyerman for The Phuket News. The holiday home, which belongs to a New Zealand family, is “unique and unrivalled in design, location and privacy”.
8,000 cubic metres of rock were excavated to form the platform for the house; a wine cave and two-car garage are chiselled even further into the bedrock, according to one of the owners and designers of Jagged Edge, a Wellington-based mechanical engineer.
The interior of the three-bedroom, four-bathroom house is deliberately understated – “free from any impediment to the 270-degree panorama of Queenstown’s trademark glacier-gouged Remarkables and Cecil and Walter Peaks, rising perpendicularly from Lake Wakatipu,” as reported in the article.
“Man-made adornments are superfluous when landscape masterpieces fill one’s entire field of vision through the glass walls surrounding the rooms on both levels.”
A glass sculpture by New Zealand artist Peter Stoneham is one of the few “embellishments in the house where the landscape takes centre stage.”
Article Source: The Phuket News, Justine Tyerman, June 23, 2016
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