The fence: Will it stay or will it go?

Roseneath resident Peter Aitchison doesn't have much to look at, other than timber, from the living room of his Maida Vale Rd home.

9:13 AM  It's D-day for the owner of a fence which blocks neighbours' million dollar harbour views.

A Block NZ mystery revealed?

Christchurch's Mitch and Brooke are renovating House Four. But they have yet to discover its "distinct advantage."

What lurks within The Block's House Four? Stolen paintings? Secret basements?

Flat sold after fish tank flood

The one bedroom apartment at 3/212 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay in Wellington once sold for $1.85 million. Now it's going to auction starting at just $550,000.

The once-million-dollar Wellington flat wrecked after a fish tank accident is snapped up for $570k.

Council removes bay red tape

The hills overlooking Wellington's Shelly Bay have been designated a special housing area by Wellington City Council, opening the door for new development.

Much of the red tape standing in the way of a San Francisco-style makeover of Shelly Bay has been removed.

Eight breathtaking bathtubs

This is what a $US95-million view looks like.

From overlooking the ocean in Capri to views of NYC. Here's some spectacular settings for a soak.

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House of the week: Matakana gallery

Art dominates the Matakana living room shared by Virginia Leonard, Oliver King and their children Coco (here with Claude the West Highland terrier) and Orlando; a large-scale abstract work by Virginia hangs at left (see it on the cover); above a wooden cabinet from The Vitrine hang portraits by Gavin Hurley (above the record player) and Kirsten Roberts, next to a large photographic work by Oliver; the dog sculpture on the hearth is by Barry Lett; the light shade, from May Time Marketing , hangs from an old horsehair and plaster ceiling rose.

This homeowner deliberately made builders walk through her house in muddy boots to achieve a rustic look.

Home of the week: Martinborough gallery

Chunky recycled timber gives this barn-like home (with a 22-metre-long living room) its cosy character.

House of the week: Wanaka gallery

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

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