House of the Year

Life is a dream in this architecturally eye-catching Wanaka wonder. Family friendly and highly functional, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence reveals class, quality and sophistication at every turn. Through the spacious, light-filled entrance, take your pick of media room/study and master bedroom to the right or open-plan living to the left. Floor-to-ceiling glazing frames stunning views in the luxurious living area and contemporary kitchen. Seamless flow links inside with alfresco living. The master suite welcomes in stunning views of the lake with its majestic mountain backdrop. The beautifully finished ensuite is an everyday sanctuary for the owners. On the upper level of the home, you’ll find a fully equipped bunk room, plus a double bedroom with floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and a private balcony. Recessed lighting and floating ceilings in the lounge and billiards room also deserve a mention.

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Emma for Beauty - Wanaka Bridal Lounge

A little slice of Scandinavia rite in the heart of Wanaka New Zealand- "Emma for Beauty"  the bridal and beauty lounge has been a project of the workrooms for the last few months. The soft white washed wooden paneled walls mixed with the more rustic exposed beams and soft grey industrial concrete floors make for the prefect space to unwind and relax.

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Interior designer and stylist Anna Begg must have a good eye, or trust her parents, as she bought her house in the growing resort town of Wanaka – deep in the heart of the lakes and mountains of New Zealand’s South Island – sight unseen.

Begg and partner Adam Baxter were planning a return to New Zealand in 2014, after Begg had been working on luxury resorts around Byron Bay. She had been scouting the online auction site Trade Me when a 1980s house caught her eye. Her parents, who had been dispatched to scout the property, reported it as dark and a sad old renter, but Begg was charmed by the bones of the house and knew she could rescue it.

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Kuramea Lodge - The Catlins New Zealand

Imagine this.... A rustic beach side venue, situated on the Pounawea Waterfront deep in the South Island of New Zealand. Mix that with a bunch of creatives, throw in some magical white horses, a Boat, Wooden Jetty and Forrest... oh... and a Caravan Bar, Boom!!  this is what you get.

Venue: Kuramea Lodge Wedding Venue

Hair: Natasha Oneall

Makeup: Julia Chidley

Stylist: The Workroom

Horses: Catlins Horse Riding

Photographers: Shelley Povey & Stephanie Rene'e

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