"Expertly designed at a refined scale, these houses have excellent market appeal and therefore are a successful result for the client. The internal layout is defined with differing volumes, and multi-use spaces give informal flexibility. A restrained use of texture and materials provides an elegant solution. An easy flow has been created between internal spaces and out to the well-appointed external pergola/loggia."
- NZIA Awards Jury Citation
"McEntyres Tarn is an exclusive five home hamlet of single level residences brilliantly designed by Mason and Wales Architects.
Located in a sheltered, elevated, and arguably the sunniest corner of the resort this unique offering combines stunning interiors with breath taking exteriors. Enjoying uninterrupted views across manicured fairways with a backdrop of some of Central Otago's most dramatic mountains it is no wonder McEntyre's Tarn is seen as the home you'll never want to leave.
Within an easy golf cart ride to central facilities, the homes enjoy views over water (a tarn is a small mountain lake) and mountain top panoramas.
The five cottage style homes hark back to the simple stone crofts of the early settlers in Central Otago. Thomas McEntrye arrived in Arrowtown circa 1863 with the Butel brothers and R Pattereson. McEntyre started Pleasant View Farm, Patterson started Ayrburn Farm, and the Butels started Mill Farm – now known as Millbrook.
The three bedroom, two bathroom homes have all the charm of a stone cottage, complete with wooden beams and stone fireplace. That’s coupled with the very latest kitchen and bathroom design features, including kitchens by award winning design company Ingrid Geldof Design Ltd.
Interior living is cleverly designed as separate but inter-connectable spaces with easy access to three separate sunny and peaceful outdoor living areas."
– Millbrook Website
NZ Master Builders Awards:
2012 – Regional Showhome Gold Award
NZIA Award for Architecture:
2015 Local Award
New Homes, Vol. 28, No. 01