House of the Week

House of the week: Queenstown gallery

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The farmhouse feel of this Queenstown home has happy echoes of its owner’s childhood in Dorset.

House of the week: Mt Pleasant gallery

The view from the Mt Pleasant section.

This home perched amid native bush in Christchurch has served three generations.

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

Craig and Rowena Douglas's home sits on a 2500-square-metre block in a semi-rural subdivision in Lincoln.

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

House of the week: Kapiti Coast gallery

At Martin Brown’s seaside home at Te Horo Beach, an hour’s drive from Wellington on the Kapiti Coast, a wall of glass provides unobstructed views of the beach and out 
to Kapiti Island.

A Te Horo bach is the ultimate stress-buster for a Wellington city apartment-dweller.

Black walls bring the wow factor

Marama says her mother is responsible for buying some of the coolest objects in the dining room, including the pink cuckoo clock, the black bust and the pedestal stand; on the dining table is a candelabra from Seletti; the vintage armchair was recently reupholsted in black and the cushions are from Designers Guild.

Dramatic wallpaper, skulls and hot pink accents come together in this funky Palmerston North home.

Living the dream in West Auckland gallery

Yolanta with horses Surf and Lucky Joe.

She moved from central Auckland to the country five years ago - and has never looked back.

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? Ex-pat French designer Stephane Rondel has made his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes a feature of his apartment.

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

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

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Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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This home in the Wairarapa was designed around a 140-year-old turret that once stood on top of a school in Christchurch.

House of the week: Hawke's Bay gallery

SUMMERLEE: This luxury Hawkes Bay retreat is an original Cape Kidnappers homestead - built in 1926.

This retreat in Hawke's Bay has plenty of history, and a long, good-looking future ahead of it.

House of the week: Coromandel gallery

TURN ON TH SUN: The solar panels that power the house are visible from the bottom of the lawn.

There’s nothing you can’t have in an off-grid house, you just can’t leave appliances on.

House of the week: Cashmere gallery

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This 1910 Cashmere home has been transformed after suffering major structural damage in the earthquakes.

House of the Week: Taupo gallery

Peter and Dianne Farmer in Kinloch, Taupo.

Walking into this lodge-style home is like stepping into a hotel, says its very happy owners.

House of the Week: Central Otago gallery

The house features plenty of glass to maximize the amount of sunlight streaming in and the beautiful views facing out.

One couple's quest to "live lightly on the land" led to them creating the ultimate eco retreat.

House of the week: Waiheke Island gallery

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Designed for entertaining, there’s no doubt this house on Waiheke Island fulfills its purpose.

House of the week: Cambridge gallery

SURPRISE: The restrained facade of this Cambridge home conceals a colourful interior.

Florals, pastels and feminine effects range freely through most of Sheryl Mace's Cambridge home.

House of the week: Rangiora gallery

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A substantial family home in an exclusive enclave of Rangiora has all the qualities of a beach house.

HOTW: Banks Peninsula gallery

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A Christchurch couple have created the ultimate year-round holiday experience in Banks Peninsula.

House of the week: Arrowtown

The fence, designed to act as a windbreak, “feels like it’s wrapping its arms around the house”.

Once a month, furnishing retailer Debbie Cavit leaves her busy Auckland lifestyle and unwinds in her Central Otago cottage.

House of the week: Island Bay

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A colourful Island Bay renovation was designed to meet the needs of three generations.

House of the week: Devonport gallery

INSIDE: The light-filled conservatory is fresh and bright.

It took Diana 30 years to convince her husband to move to Devonport, but it was worth it.

House of the week: Nelson gallery

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Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

House of the week: North Canterbury gallery

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Rural seclusion meets industrial chic in a designer's North Canterbury retreat.

House of the week: Waikato gallery

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In rural Waikato is a country farmhouse that has been renovated with plenty of TLC.

House of the week: Greenhithe gallery

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Be 'green with envy' of this house on Auckland's North Shore.

House of the week: Hurunui

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A careful renovation of an original 1890's cottage has this couple sitting pretty in the heart of Canterbury.

House of the week: Castle Hill

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Both inside and out, this alpine Canterbury home has all the right elements.

House of the week: Eastbourne

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Oh we do love to live beside the seaside, in the sunny Wellington village of Eastbourne.

House of the week: Waiheke Is

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While thinking outside the square, these home owners chose a box as their Island bach.

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