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.

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Zonnebries House

This yacht-like Northcote Point, Auckland, home is a place of ever-changing light and shade — the sun falling into its hull in a myriad of lines and patterns that ebb and flow depending on its position in the sky.

The Dune House

HOME, in conjunction with Lindesay Construction, presents The Dune House by Cheshire Architects in Mangawhai, New Zealand. For the full feature about this Northland retreat bounded by forest and ocean, pick up HOME’s latest issue, on sale now from all good supermarkets and retailers nationwide.

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Mountain Hut

Nestled high in a wild alpine expanse, this renovated hut was devised as a place of retreat and connection for its city-dwelling owners. 

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Cities of villages

In Takapuna, the pace is slower than in other suburban centres in Auckland. There’s a leisurely, beach-like feel to it, especially on Hurstmere Road — the suburb’s shopping and eatery hub — where people and vehicles share the road. 

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Glacial retreat

On a remote station about halfway between Aoraki Mt Cook and Timaru, near Lake Tekapo, this prefabricated house was designed to settle effortlessly into a harsh landscape of snow and storms, and long, dry summers.

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