X­traordinary house planned for Queen­stown

Otago Daily Times - - FRONT PAGE - PAUL TAY­LOR

A WEALTHY Chi­nese Auck­lan­der wants to build a Queen­stown home with the X fac­tor.

The house — an X­shaped de­sign which gives the ap­pear­ance of float­ing in the mid­dle but is sub­ter­ranean at each end — has been de­signed by Auck­land ar­chi­tects Monk Mackenzie, for Xue­hua Mo.

The same firm mod­ernised the city’s New Art Gallery for Mr Mo, who goes by the Angli­cised name of Frank Mo. It be­came X Gallery.

X house, planned for Wa­ter Race Lane, in the Homestead Pre­serve of Jack’s Point, fea­tures six bed­rooms all with en­suites, a me­dia room, spa, wine cel­lar, sev­eral bal­conies and a three­car garage.

‘‘The dwelling is a be­spoke high­end de­sign that com­ple­ments the out­stand­ing nat­u­ral land­scape in which it is set and the ar­chi­tec­tural qual­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with Jack’s Point,’’ the re­source con­sent doc­u­ment said.

It has not yet been granted con­sent.


X marks the spot . . . An artist’s im­pres­sion of the planned Jack’s Point house

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