Embraced by regenerating native bush, this family home at Hāhei combines privacy with an open-door policy.
Spacecraft Architects turn an empty pocket of the character-filled Aro Valley into an opportunity of unique proportions
Rafe Maclean designs an eco-conscious home and studio in Wānaka that’s centred around a sense of enclosure.
An elegant bolthole by Lovell & O’Connell Architects spreads its wings on the rocky slopes of Little Mount Iron.
Tucked away in a leafy suburb of Tāmaki Makaurau, this sublime courtyard home by Guy Tarrant is a sanctuary of space and light.
Steeped in sunlight and nostalgia, this Taupō beach house by Parsonson Architects puts a modern skew on the classic Kiwi bach.
On an overlooked site at Matapōuri, a bach looks inward to create an entirely different experience.
A prefabricated trio of cabins provides an intimate off-grid escape, scattered across a slice of North Canterbury wine country.
Behind a windowless brick wall, Georgia Peacocke creates an elegant retreat with expansive estuary views.
Tropical influences and a corner site meet happily in a house that opens and closes as the seasons change.
Paul Davidson spends five years finishing a crafted little house in the bush at Anawhata.
Designed with a focus on taking time and slowing down, this beautifully resolved coastal escape gives itself over to the rhythm of the landscape.
An environmentally minded home surrounded by regenerating bush skims the earth above Ōtama Beach.
Oli Booth turns the tables on convention to create a striking little family home in Grey Lynn, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Architect Gerald Parsonson plants an urbane family home in a field near Te Hemo-a-Te Atonga Havelock North.
Patchwork Architecture construct a robust yet sensitively detailed family home in a disused front yard.
Life threw architect Henri Sayes a curveball and he responded in kind with this brick beauty in Onehunga, Tāmaki Makaurau.
Architect Hamish Cameron crafts an intuitive and sustainable forever home that’s in tune with its surroundings.
A trio of houses on a single site in Te Whanganui-a-Tara add up to a lot more than the sum of their parts.
Somewhere between city home and bach, this prefabricated Waiheke Island house by Hamish Stirrat is one out of the box.
Gallerist Annie Wilson shares the magic of her and partner Sean’s Pūkorokoro Miranda home in her own words.
Johnstone Callaghan Architects create an intimate, off-grid retreat that treads ever-so lightly in the Tasman bush.
Designed as a weekend retreat and future retirement haven, architect Tim Nees delivers a home that’s in harmony with the land.
Patrick Clifford of Architectus creates a cliffside escape for friends that explores the pleasure of volume and scale.
Inspired by boatsheds, Andrew Patterson composes an elegant family resort on Waiheke Island that’s both minimal and monumental.
Herbst Architects present an intriguing yet harmonious show of contradictions in this family hideaway at Matapōuri Beach.
With an alternative approach and an intuitive ear, Rafe Maclean arrives at something unexpected in Wānaka.
Part fale, part harbour marker: RTA Studio designs a striking off-grid bach at Medlands Beach on Aotea Great Barrier Island.
Natalie Parke and Dom Glamuzina challenge expectations with a compact bach on the hill at Tairua.
Faced with a flat paddock and rolling views, Patchwork Architecture designs a sophisticated response.
Geoff Fletcher arranges two light-on-the-land whare on stilts down a vertiginous hillside in Aro Valley.
Part whare, part barn... Stevens Lawson crafts a house on Waiheke Island for contemplation and retreat.
Pac Studio transcends planning strictures and a property bubble to create a sublime minor dwelling
Over nearly a decade, Rafe Maclean collaborates with a young family to design a home that's grown as their needs have changed.
James Warren and Bruce Banbury craft a house instilled with light and memory above the Heathcote Estuary in Christchurch.
To afford this magnificent piece of land, two architects built a small but incredibly hard-working house and studio in the mountains near Arrowtown.
Gerald Parsonson designs an expansive family home at Lake Hawea for art-addicted collectors
Paul Clarke builds a house for his family that draws on the memory of their former home.
Surprise! Spacecraft Architects create delight in a courtyard home on a compromised Wellington site.
A young architect couple plays with colour and volume to create a home for themselves, and one to rent
With bold moves and radical transparency, Jack McKinney deftly slips a new house into a heritage zone in central Auckland.
Rich Naish future-proofs a beachside retreat for his family on a challenged site north of Auckland.
On a bucolic site just behind Whangapoua beach, a contemporary shed manages views, wind and the needs of friends and family.
A retreat in rural Katikati has wide views, a sense of containment – and a helluva lot of soul.
A new cabin by Cheshire Architects in a clifftop compound redefines luxury with raw materials and a simple composition.
Wanting to work closer to home, Shane Kingsbeer builds a new courtyard house behind his architecture studio on the fringes of downtown Gisborne.
Using local earth and clever planning, Assembly Architects designs a discreet house on a hill with spectacular views.
Turning the typical suburban house upside down and inside out, David Stubbs creates an intriguing vertical home in Picton.
Evan Mayo finds unexpected inspiration in a decidedly suburban setting at Mount Maunganui.
With a distinctly personal touch, chef Al Brown makes an apartment in a tower by Cheshire Architects his own.
Richard Naish deals with storms and sea lions for the design of a robust crib in The Catlins.
Sam Kebbell designs an unpretentious wooden house in Hataitai with neighbours and community in mind.
Drawing on Scandinavian shingles and Japanese ski huts, a smart little holiday home in Wānaka causes a stir.
Using cross-laminated timber and a little chutzpah, Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen overcome a site others might consider unbuildable.
Rogan Nash Architects create a restful bach at Rotorua’s Lake Ōkāreka that’s perfect for two – or 12.
In the foothills of Tauranga’s Welcome Bay, Cate Creemers designs a home around views and an extensive art collection.
In a cluster of gum trees just outside Tarras, Gary Todd creates a modern, easy home for retirement.
Henri Sayes reinterprets the traditional suburban bungalow with this intimate Onehunga home.
Young Architects battled tough terrain when designing this robust Ōtautahi family home.
An established garden provides the perfect backdrop to this family-focused home in Ngāmotu.
Bergendy Cooke designs a Central Otago home that takes cues from its surroundings and the historic local vernacular.
A hard-working beach house in Taranaki by First Light Studio transitions effortlessly to full-time home.