Longing for the Land of the Long White Cloud … again

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 by midcenturyjo

Is there a land more beautiful than my own Australia? Yes I believe there is. I think at last I have to admit that New Zealand is just a little more stunning. Just a little more. This slice of perfection is the Alan Pye Cottage, part of the iconic Huka Lodge at Huka Falls, Taupo, New Zealand. Eclectic luxury created by interior designer Virginia Fisher and Christian Anderson and Sumich Chaplin Architects (on whose site I found these pictures). Words fail me. Stunning landscape matched by sophisticated interiors drawing influence from the English Arts & Crafts movement. A powerful colour palette references the hypnotic turquoise green waters of the Waikato River. So many Kiwis cross the sea to Australia. I think we Aussies should be slipping quietly over to New Zealand. Paradise!

no, say it isn't so. maybe just better dressed sometimes?

Gawker says:

I don't like the kitchen at all and the peach room is OK, but the main room withe the darker blue walls and amazing windows/doors is great!

I've never been to New Zealand (or, indeed, out of Europe!) but I'd love to go – I've heard so many great things about the countryside and the scenery there. And even more tempted to go if their architecture and interior design is as amazing as that!

Claire x

Nuria says:

Wow!

sammy says:

Love the colours – they capture the beauty of the mighty Waikato (flowing water) perfectly. Wish I could afford to stay there. With temperatures frequently going sub zero on the volcanic plateau I think a little wall to wall carpeting in the bedroom is perfectly in order 🙂

oh my gosh! What a dream home! It is absolutely stunningly perfect in every way! How lucky are those owners!?!?!?!

Outside there's that added lushness. Crave.

Inside there's that added element – not sure what it is. A softening of a certain type of masculinity, maybe.

Whatever, it floateth my boateth.

andy says:

so stunningly beautiful!! I couldn't go past that gorgeous dark wall colour in the great room. I emailed their reservations team and within the hour they came back to me with the colour – Resene Espirit, Satin finish (available in Aust. & NZ). Talk about outstanding service!! I will be using this on our bunglow renovation/extension next year. In the meantime i will be saving my pennies to stay!

Karen says:

WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE, THIS IS BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED TO PERFECTION BUT NOT STUFFY. I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE HER AND THE OUTDOOR ROOM, YUM! A LITTLE DARK WITH ALL THE LIGHT!

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THE DARK BLUE PEACOCK COLORED ROOMS, I'M GETTING READY TO PAINT MASTER BR ACCENT WALLS AND CABINETS IN MASTER BATH THIS COLOR WITH GLASS KNOBS.

LOVE IT!………………………………

I absolutely love everything about this home. The exterior, the interior. The color palette, the furniture. This is a dream home. I wouldn't touch a thing. Thank you for sharing. Very inspiring!

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