Monday, December 3, 2012
WHERE I WANT TO BE: Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet, South Island, New Zealand
Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet is a house of glass, space, and light that appears to float above the water. The serene alpine setting by the lake makes this one of New Zealand's most idyllic retreats.
The inspired architecture of Whare Kea Lodge does absolute justice to its dramatic setting at the edge of Lake Wanaka. Entire walls of glass allow panoramic views of the water and the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Built on 60 acres of private farmland, Whare Kea Lodge is one of those rare examples where human ingenuity, modern design, and nature's pristine beauty merge in absolute harmony.