Brendon Gordon Architects


Dunalister House
Best described as ”A holiday home unlike any other in New Zealand.” Situated beside the Kinloch Club, Dunalistair House provides privacy and comfort.

With a five star Qualmark accreditation Dunalistair House is described by Luxury Escapes, NewZealand as “Spectacular, inspiring and pristine”. From Dunalistair House, step out onto The Kinloch Club, the only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in New Zealand.

Spacious living areas have commanding views across the golf course to Lake Taupo, with all four en suite bedrooms presented at the highest attainable standard.

Underfloor heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort. The property is only available exclusively for single-party bookings, thereby ensuring maximum guest privacy. Situated only 15 minutes from Taupo, 50 minutes from Rotorua and just over an hour from the ski fields, Dunalistair House is the ideal location for a central North Island holiday.

The design of the glazed living pavilion, shelters the north facing courtyard from the southerly winds yet allows views to the dramatic golf course and lake Taupo beyond. Flanked by two ensuited bedrooms to each side of the living pavilion the courtyard opens to the sun. The courtyards stone walls create a sense of honesty and perminance linking to the landscaped grounds. The vertical shiplap cedar cladding adding a natural element to the simple forms.

The fine vertical lines contrasting the simple horizontal geometry of the ridgelines relating to the topography, Kinloch valleys dominant horizon landforms and echoing the vertical forms ,and ever changing colours of the stands of poplar and other specimen tree plantings neighbouring the house and golf course.

In such a dramatic landscape the architectural response had to be appropriately considered and detailed , Dunalister House rises to the occasion.