October, 2021A 50-lot hillside cabin settlements planned at Queenstowns fast-
growing Arthurs Point by the owners of neighbouring Mt Dewar Station.
Arthurs Point Woods, as its called, occupies a wide three-hectare site
behind Shotover Lodge and Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak hotel.
Its being delivered by the same Treespace team, headed by
Queenstowner Adam Smith, undertaking a 1770ha native reforestation
and regeneration project on Mt Dewar, directly above.
That project includes 47 mountain homes and cabins, a lodge, the
staged planting of more than 140,000 beech trees, over 50km of biking
and hiking trails and other backcountry and ecological experiences.
The Arthurs Point Woods settlement incorporates the same light-footed
cabin typology as Treespace, and will play a valuable role in creating an
ecological corridor from the regenerating beech forest above to the
village of Arthurs Point below, Smith says.
The site will be planted in native trees, shrubs and wild grasses.
We see Arthurs Point Woods as an experiment in modern alpine living
with a focus on intelligent design, a vibrant community and connection
Cabins will be required to use natural materials that blend and borrow
from the region, acknowledge the climate and are sized to respect the
Combined with the option of high-speed data, electric vehicle charging
infrastructure, peer-to-peer power sharing and proximity to culture and
commerce, this is a licence for people to live differently, together.
The proposed settlement will be accessed by a looped hillside laneway.
A beech tree-lined entrance will connect to Arthurs Point below while
the laneway, at its apex, will meet an access point to the future
Treespace biking and hiking trails above.
Being on a natural slope, each freehold lot, averaging 360 square
metres, will capture wide views.
The first 20 titles, priced from $350,000, are being offered initially to
Treespace registrants, then to the wider public later this month.
Titles are expected in the first half of 2023.
Smith says the resource consent applications being processed at the
moment the sites medium-density residential zoning, under the
proposed district plan, allows for a minimum lot size of 250sqm.
Source: Mountain Scene
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