House of the Week
There's seven bathrooms and three kitchens, yet these art-loving owners have run out of room for more “beautiful things”.
As evening falls, the lights come on in this immaculate garden... and guests take their seats in a remarkable cinema.
A practical approach at this park-like garden - which features its own vineyard - has served its owners well.
Sand, sea and sky mark the only boundaries at an Auckland couple’s beachfront retreat.
A pair of serial renovators set out to recreate the look of a cruise liner in this luxurious penthouse.
This apartment with a “front lawn” of ocean and a boat park downstairs is worthy of James Bond.
For a truly authentic Kiwi bach holiday, it would be hard to beat this hideaway on Great Barrier Island.
Self portraits adorn the walls of every room of Kiwi artist Viky Garden's Sandringham home.
This 120-year-old villa - once inhabited by the wealthy Rothschilds family - comes with its very own slice of beach.
Four trees, two months of prep... nothing is done by halves over the silly season in this palatial Christchurch home.
Who needs a burglar alarm with two towering stone-faced bouncers outside your home?
A timeless traditional Christmas is the best gift she can give her family, says this creative rural homeowner.
This might be the sunniest villa in Auckland - so bright, in fact, that wearing sunglasses indoors has become de rigueur.
There isn't a surface in Relda Frogley's colourful-yet-serene home that's immune to wallpaper.
This vibrant home on the Cashmere hills is testimony to its owner’s belief in the transformative power of colour.
In search of their bit of rural zen, an Auckland couple have built a loft-style home on a windswept hill, under a soaring sky.
This homeowner deliberately made builders walk through her house in muddy boots to achieve a rustic look.
Chunky recycled timber gives this barn-like home (with a 22-metre-long living room) its cosy character.
Halloween every day and Christmas twice a year... you can expect the unexpected from the Legnavsky family.
A little TLC turned this inner suburb find into an unpretentious, clever space - plus the street even has their names on it.
A foot in each hemisphere suits this TV reporter turned media trainer turned vintage-furniture hunter.
Fashion icon Doris de Pont's son was so horrified by his mum's colour scheme, he made a t-shirt in protest.
It took a quake to dislodge this couple from their city lives, but now the North Canterbury countryside has well and truly claimed them.
This family battled against the odds to salvage their quake-damaged loft, but their tenacity was worth it.
She sold the house she loved, and then realtor Cheryl Whiting fell hard for the charms of another.
A studio added on to this barn-style home offered the perfect spot for this local artisan to perfect her craft.
The farmhouse feel of this Queenstown home has happy echoes of its owner’s childhood in Dorset.
This home perched amid native bush in Christchurch has served three generations.
What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.
A Te Horo bach is the ultimate stress-buster for a Wellington city apartment-dweller.