Pokapu - The Ultimate Alpine Retreat
Set in the foothills of The Remarkables, Pokapu embraces the finest aspects of luxurious mountain living, privacy and space.
Michael Wyatt's award-winning architectural design is bold in character yet sits gently on the 40-hectare (more or less) estate. Gibbston Valley schist and tilt slabs have been seamlessly blended with exotic hardwoods, polished concrete floors and glass walls, ensuring this timeless masterpiece has a permanency that will be adored by generations to come.
A mountain tarn laps the face of the house where walls of glass give access to sun-drenched decks. An entertainer's kitchen and dining area opens seamlessly to outdoor entertaining decks, suspended gracefully over the water. The living room, with walls of schist and glass, showcases spectacular mountain and lake views, with an open fire providing an abundance of winter warmth. Three en-suited bedrooms, a family room and a library retreat with open fire also share the tarn.
A subterranean wine cellar, dramatically revealed through a glass floor, provides constant temperature for the finest wines. Hallways are purposefully wide and high, becoming galleries to display works of art. Garaging is provided for four cars with space for a further five on the paved courtyard.
Uninterrupted 360 degree views allows the beauty of each season to transform the scenery with long dramatic sunsets and soft falls of winter snow. Private and elevated, Pokapu provides real seclusion, yet is only minutes away from schools, shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. World class golf courses, ski fields, hiking and biking trails all sit on its doorstep as does an International Airport.
Pokapu is a rarity, a one-off, a timeless masterpiece. It is the ultimate alpine retreat that embraces the very best of one of the world's most magnificent alpine resort towns, Queenstown.