Let’s get away to the lake house for the weekend. If you don’t mind a long plane flight, imagine taking off to your own 2153-square-foot villa at the Hingarae Residences and Resort on Lake Taupo in northern New Zealand, a futuristic and green planned community to be built this year. You’d be surrounded by views out the gigantic windows of 2.5 acres of green natural landscape and living in some of the most high-tech architecture in the world.
Designed by X. Pace, an architecture studio based in Sydney and Singapore, each of the 28 fully furnished “modules” will have a revolving floor so you can gaze at your choice of the scenery or just watch TV, and your $1.9 million+ purchase price gives you free reign over a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, an on-call helicopter and a fully-equipped recording studio. Sounds like fun. Let’s go.