Architects Kerr Ritchie designed a home of contemporary facade blended into the hillside of Queenstown, New Zealand. Its position gives a clear shot view south to the Remarkable Ranges, to Bowen Peak and to the town and the lake below. The dark cedar exterior creates an outstanding comparison to the lighter monolithic plaster houses in the neighborhood. Magnificent panoramic views encompass every part of the home thanks to the oddly shaped, or rather miss-shaped, footprint. Gigantic windows and a wide spread layout make room for high ceilings, a tremendous kitchen space and many modern architectural accents.

via [archdaily] – photographs © Paul McCredie

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.