51. Slumber in architectural wonder at Mt Isthmus
Live up luxury in New Zealand with its architectural masterpieces in the wildest of locations and five-star retreats with serious eco credentials: here is No. 51 of our 101 Reasons To Stop Dreaming About New Zealand And Go.
A sole-use villa in the sweetest of spots, Mt Isthmus is the newest offering from the Lindis Group – whose distinctly Kiwi properties are a harmony of luxury, design and the natural environment. This seriously stunning architectural proposition is located on the isthmus (a thin strip of land) that separates the Wānaka and Hāwea glacial lakes in the South Island/Te Waipounamu. Its jagged, four-peaked roofline echoes the mountains that surround it; so too does a timber-clad interior largely devoid of any straight lines.
Wake up in the morning from a cloud-like super-king bed to views of the crystalline Lake Hāwea and, if you can tear yourself away, you’ll find all the adventure of the Southern Alps on your doorstep. A concierge and private chef complete an out-of-this-world experience.