House of the Week
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.
Dramatic wallpaper, skulls and hot pink accents come together in this funky Palmerston North home.
She moved from central Auckland to the country five years ago - and has never looked back.
An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.
Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.
Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.
This home in the Wairarapa was designed around a 140-year-old turret that once stood on top of a school in Christchurch.
This retreat in Hawke's Bay has plenty of history, and a long, good-looking future ahead of it.
There’s nothing you can’t have in an off-grid house, you just can’t leave appliances on.
This 1910 Cashmere home has been transformed after suffering major structural damage in the earthquakes.
Walking into this lodge-style home is like stepping into a hotel, says its very happy owners.