The Raetz House leverages the best of a sloping site located in the Jack’s Point subdivision in Queenstown. The living room cantilevers off part of the slope, which not only allows the occupants to enjoy the best views, but also limits the amount of site disturbance. The cantilever is partly supported by a striking concrete chimney, a key aesthetic feature of the overall design.
A large amount of north facing glazing captures the all-day sun, warming the exposed concrete floors by day, while slowly releasing the thermal energy by night. The exterior of the home utilises in situ concrete panels and cedar weatherboard cladding.