Our House

For those seeking a uniquely New Zealand experience, who would enjoy staying in a home which displays  the best of the “New Zealand style” of architecture, Onuku is for you. This special home commands a magnificent site on the North facing slopes of the Cashmere hills, giving guests the opportunity to experience a New Zealand house together with the famous South Island hospitality. Your hosts, Bob and Jenny Wilkinson, commissioned one of Canterbury’s leading architects to design for them this uniquely New Zealand  home. The soaring roof embodies the characteristics of the New Zealand beach side crib. The soft ochre coloured bricks echo the tones of the Port Hills and the huge double glass doors link rooms to the decks and courtyards which allow you to enjoy the wonderful indoor/outdoor life style that New Zealanders take for granted.


dining and lounge area featuring nz grown timbersOnce you step inside you will appreciate the extensive use of New Zealand grown timbers. From the long living room , you will be captivated by the stunning views over the city in the foreground to the Southern Alps and the sweep of Pegasus Bay at the rear. Through floor to ceiling windows the city at night is a fairytale carpet at your feet.


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