House of the Week

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.

House of the week: Tauranga gallery

The boat is named Natalie II after Kim’s grandmother; at left is the cocktail deck.

This apartment with a “front lawn” of ocean and a boat park downstairs is worthy of James Bond.

House of the week: Great Barrier gallery

The design of the bach, where “everything’s exposed, all the timber’s exposed, nothing’s hidden”, meant quality ...

For a truly authentic Kiwi bach holiday, it would be hard to beat this hideaway on Great Barrier Island.

House of the week: Auckland gallery

For more than 30 years, Viky has almost exclusively painted self-portraits. A vast number of the artist'€™s selves live, ...

Self portraits adorn the walls of every room of Kiwi artist Viky Garden's Sandringham home.

House of the week: Waiheke gallery

Built as a wedding present in 1896, Oakura Bay Villa is now the Waiheke Island home of Barbara Bollard-Breen, her ...

This 120-year-old villa - once inhabited by the wealthy Rothschilds family - comes with its very own slice of beach.

Here it's Xmas all year round gallery

The Hardings’ house viewed from the river; it’s surrounded by a formal garden designed by Ben McMaster of Inside Out Design.

Four trees, two months of prep... nothing is done by halves over the silly season in this palatial Christchurch home.

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