House Of The Week

House of the week: Thorndon

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This grand-old home's renovation came with its challenges. But, looking at the result, they were worth it.

House of the week: Taupo

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This holiday home has been inspired by its beautiful surroundings.

House of the week: Kumeu

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This cosy, liveable Auckland home was renovated from a grand but austere 1930s bungalow.

House of the week: Papamoa

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This light, modern home is like Miami meets Muscat but it fits right in in the Bay of Plenty.

House of the week: Taranaki

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The builders of this elegant home wanted to inspire people to think "out of the box" while sticking to a budget.

House of the week: Prebbleton

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This owners of this Canterbury home wanted an abode that suited people and pets alike.

House of the week: Melrose

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Tui frolicking in the garden provided the main inspiration for this gorgeous Wellington home.

House of the week: Pelorus

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This small-but-perfectly-formed-bach is all about the view.

A bach on sleds

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All homes in this coastal erosion zone must be removable: cue some good old Kiwi ingenuity.

Home of the week: Queenstown

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Seven hundred basalt tiles, each one weighing 60kgs, make up this Lake Wakatipu home.

House of the week: Kelburn

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This renovation of a gorgeous old home took seven years of brain power.

House of the week: Containers

House of the week: Containers

It's movable. It's affordable. It's recycled. It's also very, very slick.

Dream Whangamata home

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This beautiful home makes the most of an odd section and maximises light and views.

House of the week: Peka Peka

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This beautiful modern home appears almost like a floating hangar, hovering over the beach and hills.

House of the week: Akatarawa

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This gorgeous in-the-trees property may just be home to the most envy-making deck we've ever seen.

House of the week: Lakehouse

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Okay folks, this may just be our dream home - it's bach-meets-Hamptons-meets-boathouse.

House of the week: Raumati

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The modern makeover of a World War II army hut is a dream come true for a young Raumati Beach couple.

A high-design bach

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Designed to complement its natural surroundings, this Great Barrier Island bach is a lesson in simplicity.

House of the week: Gibbston

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With no roof, no floor and only three walls, this home required special care to restore it to its former glory.

House of the week: Oropi

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This house is both timeless yet very 1950s - it's also, most importantly, very liveable.

House of the week: Arrowtown

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A contemporary take on a traditional Arrowtown cottage is as gorgeous as the vistas that surrounds it.

House of the week: Lud Valley

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Two decades after the first mud bricks were laid, a collaborative effort has brought this home to completion.

House of the week: Lowry Bay

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A gorgeous 1960s modernist home is brought into this millennium through a respectful renovation.

The floating cloud house

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The designer calls this house a 'floating white cloud over a secret black box'. The owners call it heaven.

House of the week: The Sounds

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This cluster of architectural 'tents' may just be one of the world's fanciest camping set ups: glamping, in fact.

House of the week: Queenstown

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An architectural masterpiece that sits atop the clouds: talk about majestic ...

House of the week: Raumati

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An architectural beach-house that both blends in and stands out.

House of the week: Taranaki

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This home has been transformed by replacing dark brick with modern wood and steel to create an airy oasis.

House of the week: Eastbourne

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This self-designed, spacious home is built to take advantage of the stunning clifftop views over Lowry Bay.

House of the week: Wairarapa

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This industrial style build is full of stunning open-plan living areas and modern fixtures and colours.

House of the week: Korokoro

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This Lower Hutt home appears see-through due to its plentiful windows, strategically placed for stunning views.

House of the week: Island Bay

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This nautical-themed home is full of unique architectural nooks and crannies.

House of the week: Lowry Bay

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Thanks to a modern and thoughtful redesign, this home now fits seamlessly into its surrounds.

House of the week: Kina Bay

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Beautiful views, a surprising camouflage technique, a pool and a petanque court: this house is a winner.

An eco-friendly masterpiece

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This Martinborough home cleverly mixes modern amenities with a peaceful rural environment.

A modern escape in Aro Valley

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Light-filled nooks and spacious living areas make this contemporary Aro Valley home a hit.

A Hawke's Bay bachelor pad

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Andrew McKenzie's bachelor pad looks like an orchardist's shed - and that's exactly the way he likes it.

'This is a place to relax'

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A Whangarei couple knew just what they wanted for their retirement - a family bach at gorgeous Rangiputa.

House of the week: Nelson

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A contemporary award-winning home that blends the softness of wood with the edge of exposed concrete.

House of the week: Marton

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Designed in 1938 by a woman on a mission, this homestead has been in the same family for three generations.

House of the week: York Bay

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When their much-loved house became too small, this growing family decided improving, not moving, was the answer.

House of the week: Taranaki

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An extensive yet sustainable renovation has transformed this dusty old villa into a lovely light-filled home.

A Martinborough renovation

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This 'log-cabin' has been transformed into a clean yet classic home that honours its beautiful views.

A West Coast dream home

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Designing his own home was harder than architect Gary Hopkinson imagined, but living in it is like being on holiday.

Going off-grid in the Wairarapa

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This virtually self-sufficient Wairarapa home is testament to the vision of its owners.

House of the week: Whangarei

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What looks like a gorgeous old homestead is a brand-new build that takes aesthetic inspiration from the past.

The fairytale farmhouse

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John Perry's 145-year-old farmhouse in the Wairarapa plains is like something out of a fairytale.

House of the week: West Melton

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Progress on this home has been halted by earthquake damage, but it's still a strikingly beautiful design.

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This grand Wellington home has been reinvented as a family-friendly house and place of work.

House of the week: Oakura

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This contemporary bach manages to maximise the surrounding sea views.