Te Kahu Lake House

Te Kahu Lake House is nestled into its environment at perfect peace with its 50-acre surroundings of tussock and natural bush. The homeís 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. The kitchen works well fully serviced or easily 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 ensuite bathrooms.Te Kahu holds an interesting collection of fine New Zealand art and a mix of interesting objects and furniture from the world over.

he site has a helipad, and clay bird shooting. Trout can be seen cruising the shore below the house.

Te Kahu was designed by leading New Zealand architects Stevens Lawson Architects and won the New Zealand home of the year for architecture.

 

 

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