2021 Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards Winner
Falcon Brae Villa
Nestled into the granite hillside of the Motueka River Valley, this elegant addition to New Zealand’s luxury lodge offer provides a unique experience for a touring family. With greyed cedar cladding that reflects its natural surroundings, this building will further recede into the mānuka over time as significant revegetation efforts start to take root. Inside, spacious suites are arranged to exploit the stunning aspects of the surrounding river valleys and Kahurangi National Park, while the sweeping roof structure provides a clean and evocative fifth elevation when viewed from the walking tracks above. This is a building that acknowledges and meets the high standards set for it, with function, landscape and architecture each finding fullest expression at this luxurious secluded retreat.