Bathrooms bring the wow factor

Bathroom with a million-dollar view.

Clear tubs, open fireplaces and million-dollar views - these aren't your typical bathrooms.

Ten homes that embrace nature gallery

This Swiss villa is like a very modern Hobbit hole.

A bit of landscaping isn't enough for these boltholes, where the surroundings actually form part of their structure.

'Great gardens take time' gallery

The verdant raised dining terrace at the rear of Tim Day and Rose Percival's Kelburn villa is their favourite spot.

An unexpected pregnancy saw a couple swap a 5ha country garden for an compact courtyard.

Mind-blowingly cool inventions

Blub Uno

Keys that don't jangle and a better butter spreader among niche products financed by crowdfunding.

Confessions of a nosy neighbour

"While I'm happy to play nosy parker, I'm rather fond of my own privacy."

I've always loved to snoop. Not in a way that has led to a court case – but there's been the occasional awkward moment.

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House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

Clare’s extensive shoe collection includes favourites from Stuart Weitzman, Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and, on the sofa, her “favourite blue sparkly Christian Louboutins.

An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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