From Whitestar’s elevated, contoured sites, the full panorama of the Cardrona Valley unfolds before you. Adding to the allure of this premium neighbourhood is the option to choose from one of six pre-approved house concept designs – each one a masterpiece waiting to elevate your high country lifestyle.

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Whitestar neighbourhood sits directly opposite the station’s village precinct, giving you convenient access to The Homestead for dining, meeting and accessing the pool and gym facilities. It also backs directly onto a large stretch of reserve land, which will undoubtedly become your gateway to the station’s 400 hectares of high country and 30km trail network. Setting Whitestar apart from other neighbourhoods are three spectacular front-row lots overlooking a stunning alpine tarn. While these Tarn lots will be sought after, every lot within Whitestar has something special to offer.

Eighteen elevated sites each offer a building platform thoughtfully positioned to preserve the views across the plateau and the Cardrona Valley below.
  • Lot 501 705m(2)
  • Lot 502 710m(2)
  • Lot 503 1150m(2)
  • Lot 504 490m(2)
  • Lot 505 490m(2)
  • Lot 506 490m(2)
  • Lot 507 490m(2)
  • Lot 508 490m(2)
  • Lot 509 490m(2)
  • Lot 510 490m(2)
  • Lot 511 520m(2)
  • Lot 512 450m(2)
  • Lot 513 435m(2)
  • Lot 514 410m(2)
  • Lot 515 385m(2)
  • Lot 516 385m(2)
  • Lot 517 370m(2)
  • Lot 518 380m(2)

Lots within Whitestar range in size from ~370sqm to 1,115sqm sites and are sold as land-only, with optional house designs available.

House design options

The six house designs available within Whitestar are the Rose, Crown, Pisa, Soho, Quartz and designed specifically for this neighbourhood—the Whitestar. Each house type reflects the architectural expertise of our partners, Leuschke Group Architects and Assembly Architects and will provide owners with a striking design that connects with the beauty of the landscape. Or the option remains to create your bespoke design using your own architect.

The Whitestar

A thoughtful design to enhance the high country lifestyle.

Step into a home meticulously crafted to embrace natural light, views, and functionality.

On the ground floor an open-plan living and dining area is thoughtfully oriented to allow sunlight in from the north while framing captivating views to the south and east. Careful consideration has been given to positioning the garage on the eastern corner of the site to ensure the two-story house is set back on the boundary minimising potential shading from neighbours. As a result, the living area enjoys a sun-drenched position and flows onto an outdoor deck and lawn area extending towards the road.

Whilst the master bedroom soaks in afternoon sun, the second bedroom offers clear views overlooking the station and over the Cardrona Valley below, adding to the overall appeal of the Whitestar design.

A 189 square metre floor plan consists of 108 sqm on the ground floor and 81 sqm on the upper floor.

Whitestar Details

Designed by Assembly Architects
*Indicative illustration images only


The Rose

A deluxe yet understated home of exceptional quality.

With its sophisticated use of schist and Abodo timber, the Rose embodies the aesthetic of the Central Otago style. Thoughtful interior and exterior design features ensure easy enjoyment of the many adventures on offer at any time of the year.

Generous use of glazing provides a window to the surrounding amphitheatre of mountain ranges. A large open-plan kitchen, living and dining space is ideal for easy living whether you’re an entertainer or a relaxer. Large glass bifold doors in both pavilions allow easy access to outdoor dining and entertainment areas. Ample off-street parking complements the single-car garage. If you’re looking for extra room when friends or family visit, there is the option to choose a fourth bedroom instead of the second living room.

The 209 square metre floor plan is designed for entertaining, enjoying summer or winter activities and appreciating a spectacular setting.

The Rose Details

Designed by Leuschke Group Architects
*Indicative illustration images only


The Pisa

Imagine your mountain retreat

The Pisa, with its distinct lean-to barn style, is reminiscent of old farm cottages, yet this is a home that is anything but old-fashioned. With contemporary features throughout, Pisa is a mountain retreat designed to appeal to the modern-day outdoor enthusiast. The two-storey design provides ample access to views or to check the snow conditions, with the configurations featuring either a north or south entry.

An open plan kitchen, living and dining area allows for comfortable spaces to rest and recover from a day’s activities or to share moments around the fireplace with friends or family. Homes offer three bedrooms and two bathrooms within the 152 square metre floor plan. Large sliding doors open into a private courtyard to connect you with your high country setting.

The Pisa Details

Designed by Leuschke Group Architects
*Indicative illustration images only

South entry plan shown.


The Soho

A contemporary version of the historic miners’ cottages

The Soho evokes the simple beauty of early miners’ cottages while skilfully introducing an astute contemporary twist. The use of corrugated corten steel and timber on the exterior gives the Soho an aesthetic similar to the old cottages and cabins that once dotted the Cardrona landscape. These old buildings were humble dwellings, yet the Soho is far from simplistic in its design. Leuschke Group Architects expertly deliver a luxurious, modern home that sits comfortably within its setting and offers myriad ways to maximise liveability, views and connection to the landscape

Keeping a close connection with its surroundings, the Soho offers generous use of glazing to frame the views. The single-level design retains a quaint charm at the front, yet walk through the home, and you step into a modern, open-plan living, dining and kitchen space. Full-length glass doors connect the indoor, outdoor and courtyard spaces.

South entry plan shown.

The Soho Details

Designed by Leuschke Group Architects
*Indicative illustration images only


The Crown

Make the most of what’s on offer

The expertise of Leuschke Group Architects comes to the fore in the design and use of space within the concept plans for The Crown. Envisage a three or four-bedroom home designed to capture views both east and west. Final designs will vary, however, The Crown gives you scope to connect the living area with an external courtyard and make the most of the east or west-facing position. Spectacular views of the valley and reserve to the east/south are possible from the kitchen/dining room and bedrooms.

Life on Mt Cardrona Station is all about location and The Crown gives you options to create exterior living spaces that make the most of life on the station, whether you’re a serious entertainer or serious relaxer.

The Crown Details

Designed by Leuschke Group Architects
*Indicative illustration images only


The Quartz

A contemporary vision

The Quartz is a house that embraces its rural setting, yet take a step inside and a smart, modern home is revealed.

With generous glazing throughout, Quartz gives you plenty of ways to take in incredible views to the southeast. From the street view, this single-level home reflects a historical reference, yet its open-plan living spaces are contemporary and chic.

Within the 108 square metre floor plan, you have scope to create three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms with a spacious living area. Or configure the design to suit you and your living style.

The Quartz Details

Designed by Leuschke Group Architects
*Indicative illustration images only


Assembly Architects’ distinctive work is found throughout Central Otago, including Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wānaka, and rural locations. With a deep understanding of what this unique and sometimes challenging landscape offers, Assembly is known for delivering architecture projects with personality, connection to landscape, and considered construction. 

Assembly’s architectural approach is deeply rooted in connecting with the surrounding landscape, skilfully framing lake or mountain views while considering factors such as sun, shade, and wind. Clear communication with clients is paramount to the Assembly team, and they employ design tools that engage and visually communicate designs in an interactive and realistic manner.

Established by registered architects Louise Wright and Justin Wright in 2005, Assembly Architects today comprises a tight-knit and talented team working out of the Arrowtown studio.

Over the last 30 years Leuschke Group has created many of New Zealand’s most distinctive buildings.

Regarded as one of the country’s leading architectural practices, Leuschke Group is a multi-award winning firm renowned for delivering projects of exceptional quality. Their diverse portfolio of work covers large and small, private and public, community and luxury residential projects. Leuschke has a reputation for continually exceeding their clients’ expectations while adding value at a community level.

Leuschke Group approaches each project individually and works to understand and exploit a site’s constraints and opportunities. This approach not only generates enhanced value and design quality but also exceeds the specific needs, expectations and aspirations of the client. Leuschke Group Architects have particular expertise in luxury residences, apartment developments and boutique commercial projects.

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