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A harbourside haven

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Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Here's the ultimate man cave

'I have an English pub in my shed'

English Pub

Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.

Sumner, and the living is easy

Sumner house

It's contemporary and well positioned, with beachy good looks, but this Sumner house has got brains, too. Sumner is the owner's home territory. There was no question this is where he would build.

Dyers Pass retreat

A 1906 home lives on.

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A Cashmere hills home combines the charm of yesteryear with modern comfort.

Inside a country cottage

From creamery to crème de la crème

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From homestead, heritage barn and creamery to modern, family home.

A builder's dream home

Designed to suit family and friends

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With breathtaking vistas, a builder's dream home keeps everyone happy.

Lansdown Homestead and Park

A Tai Tapu home rich in history

Lansdown

A fine Tai Tapu homestead and park resonates with stories of Canterbury's distant past.

Rebuilt to last

Tai Tapu House

A stylish Tai Tapu home worked so well for its family, it has been rebuilt exactly as it was originally designed.

Sir Miles Warren's Ohinetahi

The gift to the nation

Ohinetahi

A slice of heaven given to New Zealand.

Woodford restored

An 1887 Papanui residence renewed

Woodford

A grand 1887 residence in Papanui is back to its magnificent best.

Home for Christmas

Rolston house

A Tai Tapu home is the perfect gathering point for one extended Christchurch family at Christmas.

Inside Dame Ngaio Marsh's home

Ngaio Marsh

Tucked away at the base of the Port Hills is a cottage that once housed a queen of mystery

A stylist's respite

A peek inside Angela Stone's townhouse

Angela Stone's house

Clients arriving for a session with style guru Angela Stone step into an elegant light-filled atrium, the business end of her contemporary town pad.

Fendalton family home

Fendalton house

A touch of country flourishes in a contemporary family home.

Ohinetahi Valley home

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Owned by an interior designer, this home is beautiful inside and out.

A designer paradise

Rosling house

The Tai Tapu home of Stephen and Georgina Rosling brings city chic to the country.

Treasure box

Cashmore

A small cottage in Akaroa is a true example of shabby chic.

A country classic

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Oberau is an enchanting European-style villa offering elegant country living.

Life in Northwood

Northwood

Downsizing has been a relatively pain-free experience for Cheryl Colley.

Home on the range

Ballymoney

ROSA SHIELS

Tucked away in Tai Tapu is an oasis for travellers.

Pride of the South

Harewood

ROSA SHIELS

In rural Harewood a Southern American-style mansion defies convention. 

Ohoka homestead

Ohoka

Every Christmas a North Canterbury farmstead is garlanded in a traditional theme.

Living history

Kate Sheppard

PHOTOS KELLY SHAKESPEARE

Rosa Shiels tours a property once owned by suffragette Kate Sheppard.

Colours on high

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PHOTOS KELLY SHAKESPEARE

Are we in Palm Springs or Christchurch? It's hard to tell with this home.

Riccarton ritz

Riccarton home

A modern home with all the trimmings.

Portugal meets Cashmere

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A piece of Portugese summer in a small corner of Cashmere.

Village people

Merivale abode

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A smallish 1920s bungalow becomes a capacious family home.

At the foot of the hills

Cashmere abode

ROSA SHIELS

An interior designer's home at the foot of Cashmere Hill is a tribute to her rich life of art, song and dance.

Georgian recall

Ohoka home

Ohoka

KIM NEWTH

A new Ohoka home captures the old classical spirit.

Safe haven

Shaken but not stirred

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A modern home in St Martins remains a sanctuary for its owner.

Native ambition

Garden

Garden

Barry Gadsby welcomes garden writer Diane Keenan into his native retreat.

Top shape

Garden

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A series of sculptures adds quirk and drama to a Mandeville show garden.  

Holidaying at home

Church Bay

ROSA SHIELS

A converted bach fulfils every requirement for a couple who swapped city life for Church Bay views.

The full monty

Ohoka overhaul

Ohoka home

A spacious property underwent a complete revamp in eight months.

Flourishing flora

Garden

GARDEN

Textured plants are perfect for a hassle-free city garden that looks good year-round.

Arc de triomphe

Balmoral Hill

Avenues house feature

A sleek arc curves with the land and faces out to sea, making perfect use of the spectacular views.

Grand old dame

Hackthorne Gardens

Grand old dame

This house on a hill has undergone many transformations over 82 years.

Park life

Living by Hagley

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Modernist living in Deans Ave mixes minimalism, glass and light to make the most of a stunning location. 

Straw-bale beauty

with a French connection

Straw bale

A life among the vines is enhanced by eco-friendly incentives, French flair and a stunning Banks Peninsula view.

Smugglers Cove

KINETA KNIGHT

Step inside a beautiful home living on the edge.
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