Architectural harmony the future of Wanaka homes

Innovations in modern architecture blend homes into their environments with new standards of luxury and comfort.

And four new apartments in Wānaka are prime examples of this.

The standards of design and build showcase the Wānaka of the future, in the opinion of listing agent Tom Finden.

“The property at 20 Chalmers Street signifies a changing landscape and gives us a glimpse into the potential of downtown Wānaka,” says Tom.

These high spec, sustainable and utterly covetable apartments are raising the bar for upscale living while nestled into a prime location surrounded by community homes that have been loved for generations.

The three-bed, 2.5 bathroom apartments, each with its own double garage, are being marketed by the Harcourts Wānaka team of Finden and James McElrea.

And they are full of praise for the Three Sixty Architects’ expert designs which bring proportion, balance, and environmental compatibility to their vision for the site.

“Three Sixty Architecture had to be clever in the property design and the apartments tie into the hillside nicely rather than sticking out like a sore thumb,” says Tom.

Form and flow are key to the designs which bring harmony to the environment. Large north-facing windows bring Otago’s iconic golden hues into the home, creating a cosy and elegant ambience in all apartments.

Christie Brothers Buildings give the apartments a sense of place through their use of raw, natural materials. Their experience crafting luxury homes in the area for the past 25 years is apparent in the end result.

Each unit thoughtfully incorporates extensive use of timber to maintain a grounded yet luxurious feeling with impeccable finishings and attention to detail throughout.

“Interest in the apartments has been high, given that there are so few apartments or homes of this quality in the area,” says Tom. “The people that have been through have been a real mix, some are locals looking to downsize and be closer to the centre of town, while others are looking for a holiday home.

“I’m predicting that with more changes to low and medium density planning, we’ll begin to see more properties like this on the market.”

Waking up to views across Lake Wānaka and Otago’s striking mountain ranges are aspirational for many who dream of an alpine lifestyle, outdoors living and relaxation in a haven of luxury.

These are the simple reasons people flock to our area.

Centrally located just a short distance from ski resorts, mountain biking trails, the lakefront and golf course, these apartments tick every box.  

“It’s some of the best living that Wānaka has to offer, and you can truly unwind in style,” says Tom.