Cruciform house

A spacious Mid-Century modern-inspired home in Orakei proves that you don’t need a huge amount of land to have four bedrooms and multiple living spaces, particularly when less than half of the home touches the ground.

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Modern lake bach

Bach living is a stripped-back approach to life: family time spent eating, playing board games and puzzles in the evening, and during the day getting outside and enjoying what the natural environment has to offer – water sports, backyard cricket and mountain biking.

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Westmere kitchen

It’s a brave homeowner who dares to attempt an entirely monochromatic space, but in this Westmere home, the brief didn’t shy away from causing intrigue. For this is a home that steals itself from the neighbourhood, and stealthily hides its contents from neighbours.

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Urban whare

On a central Wellington street, architect John Mills weaves old and new into a rhythmic tapestry of texture and colour, in which the landscape becomes internal and the strange subtly familiar.

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A mercy mission

A dilapidated former convent in Grey Lynn has a new lease of life as a luxury boutique hotel with striking interiors that celebrate the building’s origins.

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Urban Whare

On a central Wellington street, architect John Mills weaves old and new into a rhythmic tapestry of texture and colour, in which the landscape becomes internal and the strange subtly familiar.

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Bungalow High

On a bend in the road in a historic area of Remuera, Auckland, this large site had been mostly unused for decades. An original 1930s bungalow had a certain charm, but its layout and orientation didn’t lend itself to contemporary family life — or make

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DARK

Timber, in colour

Timber is synonymous with residential New Zealand architecture – it’s a long-time favourite and, of late, the use of vertical cedar and other wood varieties has come into its own. However, the colour palette that can be created with WoodOil has never been more flexible

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Coastal wilderness

On the divide between suburban street and wild dunescape, Brian White carves a retreat from a singular form. Just south of Waihi township on a tiny peninsula, the land is rugged. Sweeping dunescapes cover the foreshore, providing a natural separation between the built environment and

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Swamp house

The nickname “swamp house” expresses the home’s proximity to the marshy paddocks resting below it on the Crown Range between Queenstown and Wanaka but it might give you the wrong idea about the climate on the high, elevated plateau.  For Kerr Ritchie’s Bronwen Kerr and

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A perfect circle

There’s a beautiful circularity to the opening of revered chef Michael Meredith’s new dining space, Mr Morris, in what was previously Café Hanoi – the first restaurant that Cheshire Architects designed in Britomart. Nat Cheshire says at that time the energy around the transformation of

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Bathe by the river

Every designer knows that timeless elegance doesn’t come without effort– and in the case of this Waikato riverside master en suite, the added effort came in the form of a crane precariously swinging a 200kg stone bath into the third storey of the home. Not

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Secrets of a rooftop garden

When you live in a city penthouse apartment, it’s usually a given that you’ve foregone the privilege of a garden landscape view, so when you enter this Central Auckland abode, it’s an unexpected delight to look out onto a spacious rooftop garden.  Beyond the immediate

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A fine balance

It’s uncommon for a fashion line to be entirely produced in New Zealand, but this is key to the ethos behind the Mina brand – the label produces high quality, ethically produced clothing with clean lines and in a signature palette of dreamy colours and

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