COOPER RESIDENCE

Sitting on a headland site with 360-degree views of the surrounding ocean and countryside, the Cooper Residence is a breathtaking home.

Entering the dramatic lobby with its powerful artwork, and moving through to the lofty barn-style kitchen and dining space, the initial experience is one of impact and scale. Elsewhere, the house is broken into comfortable spaces and intimate corners; places to discover, explore, interact, or sit and enjoy different aspects of the spectacular outlook.

The Cooper Residence holds a significant collection of New Zealand artifacts and contemporary New Zealand art and objects, chosen to compliment the flaxen, earthy tones and luxury furnishings throughout.

Five luxurious bedroom suites, each with its own distinctive character, sleep up to 12 guests. The house and its grounds provide a range of versatile entertainment and hospitality spaces, including a large lounge with fireplace, a private library and spacious indoor and outdoor dining and catering areas. At the Cooper Residence, guests will be hosted by their own personal chef, who will custom-design menus to suit their needs. Wherever possible, garden-to-plate produce is used, sourced from the extensive agricultural resources on hand at The Landing.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

The house is modelled on a basic cruciform shape. A long barn-like structure flanked by two contemporary pavilions accommodates the master bedroom and main living areas.
The interior is luxurious with an industrial edge, featuring rough-hewn wood, blackened steel and exposed bolts. Walls and ceilings are lined with rich timber, the monumental scale of the house carried through in the heavy beams and huge rusticated steel fireplace. Finishes are contemporary and eclectic, incorporating exotic textures such as animal skins, stone, metals and woven Maori panels.
At the northwestern end of the house is an elliptical stone ‘remnant tower’, which houses The Landing wine cellar and tasting room. Above, an atmospheric king bedroom suite offers a unique private retreat and above that, a sunny curved ‘observatory’ roof deck provides an intimate dining or function space.
The Cooper Residence is home to a significant collection of art, Maori artifacts, archaeological relics, antique books and photographs, offering a unique richness to the experience of the house. The house was designed by acclaimed New Zealand architect Pip Cheshire and the interior created by renowned Seattle designer Terry Hunziker.