Glenstrae House

Gareth Ritchie Archco Architecture
  • Category Residential
  • Floor size 228
  • Year completed 2022
  • Location Christchurch
  • Awards 2022 National Winner - ADNZ Residential New Home 150 - 300m2
  • Photos Stephen Goodenough


Project Description

Glenstrae is located in the beach suburb of Redcliffs. The unique, sloped site offers stunning views of McCormacks Bayall the way to South New Brighton and the Southern Alps. Glenstrae consists of an uncluttered composition of natural materials and native landscaping. Upper floor living zones with outdoor areas that share the same elevation offer seamless functionality and a private space for the residents to take in the surrounding views.

The judges said this about Glenstrae: "This showstopper of a house works successfully in conjunction with the natural landscape of its site. Striking views have been beautifully embraced while also retaining the private and cosy setting. The design is sympathetic to the character, scale, and landscape of this established neighbourhood. Energy efficiency has been managed through an external envelope that is highly insulated. Abodo timber cladding is not only sustainable, but will patina to a beautiful weathered, driftwood silver over time."