House of the Week

House of the week: Auckland gallery

Sir James in his conservatory.

Sir James Wallace has surrounded himself with plenty of treasures at his hidden mansion.

House of the week: Waikanae gallery

Megan revels in her very own lounge after 25 years of renting.

After renting for 25 years, this homeowner can at last put down some roots and make her mark.

House of the week: London

The wall of reproduction John Rocque mid 18th century map prints in the dining room of Charlie McCormick and Ben ...

When a rural Cantabrian meets a London interior designer, the results are bold, bright and botanical.

House of the week: Wellington

The yellow drapes in the kitchen are from James Dunlop Textiles; Nicole found the vintage black and white coolie chair ...

An architectural history enthusiast looking for her next great project found it in a mid-century family home.

DIY: Cute can-do storage

Colourful and interesting tins provide a fun and inexpensive option for storing utensils.

Try our canny solution to kitchen utensil storage.

House of the week: Wellington

Architect David Melling based his concept for the Gawith's house on the idea of a “city bach” and specified white walls ...

A simple backyard revamp in bustling central Wellington had an unexpected result: a whole new house

Retro home a blast from past

The kitchen in Tannia and Dylan Lee’s Dunedin rental is fundamentally unchanged since 1974, and includes features dating ...

This quirky Dunedin rental was a dream find for a devotee of all things vintage.

House of the week: Napier

The lounge is an ideal reading space for Anne and Peter Stephens who are both avid book lovers.

It was a fight to keep the rough edges of this 1930s industrial building, but it's now home to a colourful, arty Napier apartment

House of the week: Auckland gallery

Swarovski crystals are sewn into Louise Weaver’s crocheted raccoon, sitting on top of the grand piano in Lynn Whitfield ...

A pair of art aficionados live with an ever-changing backdrop of high-end artwork.

House of the week: Christchurch

Christchurch homeowners Melanie and Jonathan Coote love mid-century furniture, such as these iconic blue Hans Wegner chairs.

Both designers, these homeowners have collected items from around the globe to furnish their Canterbury home.

House of the week: Titirangi

The kitchen in Jeannie and Andrew Van der Putten’s Titirangi, Auckland home; pottery made by Andrew is used daily; the ...

Simple design and pre-nail framing kept the cost down, say the owners.

House of the week: California gallery

Jody’s mother picked up the Tongan tapa cloth at an Auckland market; the large oil painting is by Tom Lieber; seating ...

A Kiwi writer has brought a slice of antipodean style to her renovated San Francisco Bay Area home.

House of the week: Waikato gallery

David Reid Homes Waikato Chimanlal house 22.4.16

From the pool pavilion and tennis court to the home theatre, this home is an entertainer's dream.

House of the week: Devonport

A framed Borough of Devonport map from the turn of last century gives a glimpse into the days when the Waitemata Golf ...

This former hospital has been transformed into a bustling home for a family of six and their three cats.

House of the week: Cambridge

The spacious kitchen in Harriet and Giovanni Di Maio’s Cambridge house was the lounge in the house’s former life in ...

Couple took a leap of faith to turn this washed-up ex-student flat into a beautiful family home.

House of the week: Greytown gallery

What must once have been a parlour in the mid 1870s has become Carmel and Stuart’s library; when they started stripping ...

An Auckland couple fell for the story-book charm of this home that oozes history - but was in need of a little TLC.

House of the week: Waikanae gallery

David Reid Homes House of the Week for April 13 2016 Mansell home

The eco features in this new home by David Reid Homes are out of sight.

Stylish Wellington homeware store owner Nicola Cranfield – in her own home

A wall was removed so that the living room in Nicola Cranfield and Nigel Chang’s Wellington home now flows into the ...

Wellington retailer Nicola Cranfield aimed for New York but landed in another Brooklyn much closer to her heart

House of the week: Ponsonby gallery

Nicola Pike loves her tiny 60sqm apartment.

Nicola Pike first dismissed her Art Deco apartment as too tiny, but now she says it has all the room she needs.

House of the week: Devonport gallery

It took two builders two days to hang the 300kg mirror in the living room.

Looking around this light-filled home on the North Shore, you could easily be transported to the Hamptons.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

Annette Faulkner's house is a riot of colours inside and out.

Captured inside the exterior's demure white walls is a retro home roaring with colour and personality.

Heritage house brought back to glory

The living room of the 1990s arts and crafts beauty.

Conserving a rambling old house takes dedication, and this 100-year-old Epsom arts and crafts beauty has been fortunate enough to inspire it.

House of the week: Beach buddies gallery

Kevin and Carolyn Murphy on the deck; the glass balustrades make it feel as if you’re on a boat, they say.

 Two families combined their holiday wish-lists and ended up building a shared bach on the beach.

House of the week: New Plymouth

The low-profile lounge suite from BoConcept maintains the open feel of the room.

New Plymouth's busy waterfront has been a revelation for a couple who, after decades inland, have built their dream home by the sea.

Nine of the best front doors gallery

A bright red front door says: "Welcome!"

It's amazing what a difference a coat of paint, a new doormat and a couple of plants can make.

House of the week: New Plymouth gallery

Kilim rugs serve as curtains in the main living area, which features a light rescued from New Plymouth’s beloved Andre’s ...

There's seven bathrooms and three kitchens, yet these art-loving owners have run out of room for more “beautiful things”.

House of the Week: Devonport gallery

At dusk, LED lighting casts a soft glow over Domenico De Vincentis and Murray Thompson’s Devonport, Auckland  garden.

As evening falls, the lights come on in this immaculate garden... and guests take their seats in a remarkable cinema.

Wedding cake tree adds wow gallery

A five-year-old wedding cake tree (Cornus controversa) commands attention in the fleur-de-lis garden at Jocelyn and ...

A practical approach at this park-like garden - which features its own vineyard - has served its owners well.

House of the week: Waiheke gallery

In a house filled with art, a circle of patinated bronze fish – From Above by Waiheke artist Sally Smith – takes pride ...

Sand, sea and sky mark the only boundaries at an Auckland couple’s beachfront retreat.

House of the week: Auckland gallery

Karen and Paul Hill on the “prow” of the cruise ship-shaped Auckland penthouse they share with birman Hershey; Karen ...

A pair of serial renovators set out to recreate the look of a cruise liner in this luxurious penthouse.

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