Now that the editorial situation has become more clear I can finally post some of the photographs from my shoot last November of the "Hilltop House" in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand for Terry Hunziker and Cheshire Architects.
Sitting on 1000 acres in the heart of the Bay of Islands Mountain Landing is a truly stunning setting and one of the most remarkable places I've ever been. The owner has spent over a decade painstakingly "developing" the property - planting over 2 million trees and plants from seed (there's an impressive full-time plant nursery on site), building paths and footbridges, and thoughtfully designating potential homesites. It's not uncommon to come across perfectly manicured scenes like this while wandering the property:
Cheshire Architects did a wonderful job of creating a thoroughly beautiful modern home using a traditional New Zealand countryside vernacular - from a distance the house looks like it could be a barn or farmland cottage. And Terry Hunziker's interiors bring a warm comfortable elegance to the relatively large living spaces.