Time after time

This French-style house references several architectural eras, from classical Roman through to the 1920s Read more

Tropical outlook

Making the most of the views and the climate for an easy family lifestyle Read more


Like a traditional holiday home that has been added to over time, this new house rises out of the sand dunes to capture an expansive ocean view Read more

Past is present

Both the design and material palette of this new Millbrook show home reference the original gable-roofed farm buildings that once stood on the site Read more

Young at heart

This spacious suburban home presents a traditional face to the street, but the interior aesthetic has a more contemporary sense of connection Read more

Look to the hills

With its gabled pavilions and battened weatherboards, this hill-country compound puts a contemporary spin on traditional rural buildings Read more

Mission possible

Despite 8m height restrictions, the designer of this house was able to maximise an ocean view by elevating the key living spaces and creating a rooftop terrace Read more

Connected to the coast

Colours and materials in this kitchen, designed by Germancraft Cabinets, were chosen to reflect the nearby beach and sand dunes Read more

Tomorrow is a new day

This extensively renovated beach house incorporates cherished family holiday memories into a contemporary primary residence Read more

Enjoying the outlook

Complex council restrictions and an unusually challenging site are all in a day's work for the team at Graham Jones Design Read more

Up with the play

From tricky sites to innovative architectural designs no matter how challenging the project, it's all in a day's work for the team at Starr Constructions Read more


This self-sufficient, environmentally sustainable resort-style home is designed by Paul Clout Design Read more





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Home Trends Vol. 34/3

The design of our homes – new or renovated – should be an individualistic response to our lifestyle, family set-up and budget. But there are also common requirements we should all aim for – a balance of public and private... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/1

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the ofte... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 33/7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the... Read more