Living sculpture

From the street, this elegant white house looks like a close cousin of its neighbours. Two peaked gables and a verandah with a bull-nosed roof give a shout-out to the surrounding villas. But all is not as it seems.

Read more >

Street life

On a steep, narrow site in Wellington, this family home cascades down over various levels, connected by a central spine to the north.

Read more >

Dear architect…

A family-centric, semi-courtyard home with an internal, slow, staggered reveal takes pride in its privacy and as an entertainment mecca.

Read more >

Video features

The Dart by Studio John Irving Architects

Pointing due north, The Dart is a direct and simple response to the topography of Mangawhai’s Bream Tail Farm. Set on a dramatic and windswept site, the triangular form anchors the building to the land while capturing views to the east and west.

Lake Rotoiti House by Evelyn McNamara Architects

Unfolding across two visually distinct levels, this holiday home on the shore of Lake Rotoiti is envisioned as a winter house – a concrete bunker of sorts nestled into the hillside.

Home of the Year 2021: Black Quail House

A mature and restrained response to an awe-inspiring location. The architect has combined a wide range of influences — from Sri Lankan to her own, impressive international career — to achieve a quintessentially local response to site, context, and history.

Rural Home of the Year 2021: Hill to Horizon House

Traversing rural paddock and an idyllic setting synonymous with coastal New Zealand, this is a special place, and the home that now stands among a handful of other baches is a thing of beauty.

Latest features

Material style

The faceted kitchen island and bathroom vanity basins at architect Matt Brew’s Eastern Beach house are a thing of beauty

Read more >

A joyful drop

Despite the obvious challenges that came with 2021, for New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, Jules Taylor, the year was one worth remembering.

Read more >

At home for the holiday season

Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for the budding host, planet protector or mindful minimalist, treat yourself and your loved ones with a special something from our festive gift guide. 

Read more >

City and sea

On the shores of Sydney Harbour, New Zealand–born Australian architect Richard Archer devised a home of connections with the water and city beyond

Read more >

On point

The interior flow of this waterfront, central Auckland apartment has been reimagined by Four Walls Architecture with flow and minimalism in mind.

Read more >

Much aroha

New Zealand’s second apartment complex to have ever achieved the top Homestar rating is an urban experiment focused on people and their place in the land, rather than strictly about architectural form.

Read more >

Never miss an issue of HOME again.

Subscribe, renew, or extend your subscription to HOME and save up to $35.

1–year subscription: $65 (Save $12)
2–year subscription: $120 (Save $35)