Treasure Boxes

How to make a house truly your own — and change the way you live

A new home by Patchwork Architecture has transformed the former Gonville Swimming Baths in Whanganui into a contemporary family compound.

Pool House

Editor's Letter: Treasure Boxes

Our editor ponders real and imaginary lives, and how to make a home.

Head Space

Glamuzina Architects craft a charming garden studio for a creative couple in heritage-zoned Tāmaki Makaurau.

New and Notable

A unique business in Ōrewa combines the skills of both its owners under one roof.

An updated colour scheme led to so much more in this sumptuous heritage villa refurb by Pac Studio in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Strength of Character

Open Home Wellington

Our Open Home series returns to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington in May.

Daily Rituals

Shifting Sands

A years-long photographic series tracks the at-times inelegant transition from rolling pastures to burgeoning beach community.

Tipping Point

A dramatic weathered jewel by Parsonson Architects drops anchor on the hilltop above Te Mamaku Ruby Bay.

Heart of Gold

The restoration of this mid-century gem by Albert Goldwater reveals glimmers of the home’s personal history.

Favourite Things: Leah Morris

For Webb’s head of decorative arts Leah Morris, the allure of an object lies in its history.

Full Circle

Studio 11:11 designs an intimate flagship space for Kirikiriroa’s Grey Roasting Co, celebrating coffee from seed to cup.

Driven by a couple’s desire for versatility, Gerard Dombroski designs a studio home atop a garage in Brooklyn, Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Side Project

Re Location

A site switch and a compelling sense of restraint underpin the success of this energy-efficient Tāwharanui Peninsula home by Neu Architecture.

Hot Mess

A street-food favourite, slathered with citrus, spice and everything nice.

At My Table: Duct Tape and Dolphins

Duct tape, dinner for 20 and dolphin-watching in Ōwhiro Bay.

After years of neglect, Johnstone Callaghan Architects bring a mid-century gem in Ōtautahi Christchurch back from the brink.

The Comeback


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